Region-China and North East Asia

China’s attitude to outsiders plummets

The rapid dismemberment of Hong Kong’s lively and internationally facing culture points to a bigger story. That is, that the same suspicious attitude to the… Read More

The inclusive institutional balancing of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation

Among the internal players in the Mekong region, Thailand is the most powerful and the most proactive. In contrast, Vietnam does not have a Vietnamese-led… Read More

Chinese power: The new international dynamic | A summary

How the rest of the world responds to what is happening in the People’s Republic of China, is the critical question of our time. How… Read More

Australia’s closed border is costing the economy $36.5 million a day

Australia doesn’t expect to reopen its international borders until well into 2022. The border has been closed since March 2020. That decision has been instrumental… Read More

Don’t blame us, it’s Beijing forcing a new world order

The public discussion about Australia-China relations has taken such a toxic turn in recent months that some of our savviest and most sound China experts… Read More

Australia has more to lose in a human rights ‘face off’ with China

China is stepping up human rights accusations against Australia following numerous condemnations Australia has made on the same grounds. Before intensifying criticisms of China’s human… Read More

Oxen Are More Reliable Then Rats: A Personal Reflection

Most of us were probably happy to farewell the Year of the Rat (2020). I know I was. By any standard it was an awful… Read More

Best Biden bide his time on China

Democracies usually get out of a pickle by changing their government and starting afresh. In 2021 the Biden Administration will get to work on reviving… Read More

The China connection

Since March 2020 the world has been in the grip of an intensifying COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented event raises a series of pertinent issues about… Read More

China: Tribute where tribute is due

In 2012, Australia’s federal government led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard released a White Paper on “Australia in the Asian Century.” This included a list… Read More

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