Category Archives: China Series

What should Australia do to manage risk in its relationship with the PRC? (China Matters 26.6.20)

The biggest challenge facing Australia’s strategic policy is to help craft a new strategic equilibrium in the Indo-Pacific. It must reflect the reality of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) economic and strategic weight.

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A ‘yellow peril’ revival fuelling Western fears of China’s rise (East Asia Forum 5.6.2019) REPOST

Most Western portrayals of China’s emergence as a great power lack balance. They tend to highlight negative dimensions of China’s rise but omit the positive dimensions.

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Canberra Shuffles its China Briefcase to decouple,rather than improve relations.

After more than half a year’s delay, Foreign Minister Maryse Payne has announced the appointment of a new Chair of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations, Ms Pru Bennett, a senior advisor to the global strategic advisory Brunswick Group.

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The Myth of Chinese Money in Australia

Fears amongst the Australian public of China buying up the country run deep. Opportunistic politicians and commentators have long shown a willingness to tap into this unease to boost their own following.

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Chinese International Students and National Security

A great many Australians appear to have difficulty accepting that Chinese parents might be concerned about the safety of their children who study in Australia even though the number of attacks on Chinese residents in Australia has increased markedly.

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Hong Kong autonomy and the National People’s Congress (EAF, 9.6.20)

Hong Kong’s future is gloomy, but it should not be written off yet. It plays a vital role in the interface between China and the rest of the world Its future is not and never could be autonomy and most Hongkongers understand … Continue reading

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JOCELYN CHEY China: Where To From Here?

A series of posts on this blog in the last two weeks have highlighted aspects of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) that are often overlooked in discussion of the bilateral relationship. We have to get used to living with … Continue reading

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JINGQING YANG. China’s enduring core values.

China.  The public health care system is getting better and Australia can help. The health care system in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was once a grave social concern and a major reason behind public disapproval of the government, … Continue reading

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MOBO GAO. China finding its place in the world.

 China: A Country with Soft and Hard Power Australians need to understand more about Chinese hard and soft power, given the weight of the Chinese economy in world trade and the role of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in … Continue reading

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JOCELYN CHEY. Immutable China?

China is often described as a nation with unchanging values and an alien culture, inscrutable and radically different from our own. Chinese culture is said to be characterised by unquestioning loyalty to the State, emphasis on the group to the … Continue reading

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COLIN MACKERRAS. China’s enduring core values.

 Religion in China: What Price Freedom? Religious believers in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) can certainly practise their faith freely and openly, provided the government does not see any threat to state power or security.

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JASON YOUNG. China in a time of change.

 China’s Environmental Problems, Policies and Prospects The economic transformation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has come at a tremendous environmental cost. In the wake of increasing public concern, serious policies have been put forth to revitalise the environment … Continue reading

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HAIQING YU. China in a Time of Change

“Social Credit”: China’s Automated Social Control and the Question of Choice The social credit system of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has attracted worldwide attention.

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JAMES LAURENCESON. China in a time of change.

 China and the Technology Race To deliver rising living standards to its citizens, China needs to move up the production value chain. Technological progress and innovation are at the heart of this. That is why US measures to restrict China’s … Continue reading

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GEOFF RABY. China in a time of change.

The Chinese Communist Party: Does It Stay or Does It Go? Contemporary China cannot be comprehended without understanding the role of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).   With 85 million members it represents a tiny share of the total population (1.4 … Continue reading

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MOBO GAO. China’s enduring core values.

 China: Social Changes that Impact Relations with Australia The economic takeoff that has pushed China up to become a middle-income country has certainly brought great social changes. Economic development has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of absolute poverty, … Continue reading

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WANNING SUN. China finding its place in the world.

China.  Chinese Australians are feeling the heat, whether they support China or Australia Chinese migration to Australia has always been an essential part of Australian multicultural history. Various diasporic Chinese communities in Australia have played important roles in Australia’s political, … Continue reading

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DAVID WALTON. China finding its place in the world.

 China. Developing Its Border Relations The twin concerns in Australia about the People’s Republic of China (PRC), relating to increased economic dependency and tensions over politico/security policy, are common throughout the Asia Pacific region.  

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YINGJIE GUO. China finding its place in the world.

How Chinese National Identity Impacts Relations with Australia. What is most striking about Chinese national identity is its stability in the pre-modern past and its fluidity in the modern era. Its dramatic transformation since the mid-19th century is part of … Continue reading

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JOCELYN CHEY. Pearls and Irritations China Series.

What, why and how China Spying. Lobbying. Corruption. Debt trap diplomacy. It seems Australia’s relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have sunk to an all-time low. It is therefore all the more important to understand that country. Criticisms … Continue reading

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