Written by Parama Sinha Palit. China’s quest for influence and power is becoming evident in the Asia-Pacific region as much as it is elsewhere in the world. An assertive China is more visible in the region in the backdrop of the US revisiting its Asia strategy. It is […]
Written by Gavin Briggs. Our smartphones have seemed to remove the significance geography once had in our daily lives. Advanced communication systems and technological devices may fool us into thinking we have become unshackled from our terrestrial bonds yet, geography matters.
Written by Remy Davison. No surprises: the Foreign Policy White Paper from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is about trade, not guns. Unlike Defence, DFAT is about quiet diplomacy, not security dilemmas. So this is no reprise of the 2009 Defence White Paper, which infamously canvassed the “China […]
Written by Lucetta Y. L. Kam. As a child who growing up in China in the 1970s, I learned the term chuguo (出国) from adult conversation. The term, describing the act of going abroad, was always said with an atmosphere of pride and was greeted with the listener’s admiration. […]
Written by Bates Gill and Linda Jakobson. A deepening relationship China matters to Australia. Australia is affected by nearly every aspect of China’s remarkable transformation. Among Australians the second most widely spoken language is Mandarin Chinese. Over the past four decades 115 sister city and sister state relationships […]
Written by Dallas Rogers, Jacqueline Nelson and Alexandra Wong. In Australia, there is effectively bipartisan support for foreign investment in real estate. And in Sydney, people are living in a city where the cost of living is extremely high. In a recent study we found high levels of […]
Written by James Leibold. Last month six of Australia’s top journalists visited China for a week as guests of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). They were greeted by top Communist Party officials and toured some of China’s new infrastructure projects. Some […]