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Briefing paper

21 Sep 2017

Within the last year international students from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have become a focal point of the Australian media. News reports and commentary centre on a variety of grievances:

  • Academic freedom on Australian campuses is challenged by PRC international students
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Research report

23 Jun 2015

In this Lowy Institute Report Nonresident Fellows Linda Jakobson and Rory Medcalf identify both the real differences in interests between China and other powers in the Indo-Pacific, but also the sharp divergences in perceptions regarding China’s maritime strategic objectives.

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Research report

11 Dec 2014

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In recent years China’s good-neighbourly pledges of increased trade and investment have stood in stark contrast with its provocative actions in its near seas. In part this reflects contradictions in China’s core interests. On the one hand, economic...

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Audio presentation

19 Feb 2013

2013 is an election year and we know that domestic issues will dominate the campaign and decide our next prime minister. But, at a time when the world is confronting major changes, our foreign policy directions are hugely important, too.

In the Wheeler Centre's first Fifth Estate for 2013...

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Research report

05 Feb 2013

This paper argues that foreign policy will not be a top priority of China's new leaders because they must focus on immense domestic problems. Therefore Chinese foreign policy can be expected to be reactive. This may have serious consequences because of the potentially explosive nature of two...

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28 Jun 2012

Australia's political relationship with China is far less developed than its economic relationship. This paper argues that this is detrimental to Australia's interests because China is not merely an economic power but also a crucial political and security actor in the region. ...

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