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30
Nov
2021

Watch Dog or Guard Dog? Australian media and the China Threat

The Australian Centre on China in the World is delighted to announce this year's annual lecture: 'Watch Dog or Guard Dog? Australian media and the China Threat', delivered by Wanning Sun from the University of Technology Sydney.

Wanning Sun Lecture Poster
02
Dec
2020

Five Eyes, One Tongue and Hard of Hearing – Australia and Asia in China’s Century

Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) presents the 2020 CIW Annual Lecture (online)'Five Eyes, One Tongue and Hard of Hearing – Australia and Asia in China’s Century' by Professor Louise Edwards, UNSW.

Professor Louise Edwards, UNSW
13
Nov
2018

Australia-China relations at the crossroads?

From Gough Whitlam to Tony Abbott, Australia has pursued a pragmatic, national interest-based China policy that, in John Howard’s words, set differences to one side and worked on the things we could agree on. Under Howard and earlier Labor Prime Ministers Australia told China that nothing in our alliance obligations would drive us into conflict with China.

Bob Carr
11
Apr
2017

China’s power and the future of Australia

Australian has never encountered an Asian country as powerful as China is today, and we have no idea how to deal with it. We still assume that America will be there to manage China’s rise and save us from choices we’d prefer not to face. But that assumption is no longer credible, so Australia must prepare to deal with a powerful China without US support.

Hugh White
26
Oct
2015

New Sinology in the Xi Jinping era

When Xi Jinping became General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party in November 2012, he declared that the Party was travelling along a 'Chinese path' 中国道路 into the future; it would not follow the 'old path' 老路 of Maoism or pursue the 'arrant paths' 邪路 of Western-style market democracy, rather it was forging a course unique unto itself.

Beijing Street

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