Flashpoint: Australia-China Relations

E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW FLASHPOINT, SEVEN WA 25 MAY 2020 Journalist Former prime minister Kevin Rudd thought China was so important to our nation, he learned to speak Mandarin when he was at university. He is worried about what is unfolding. I spoke to him earlier. Kevin Rudd, you know China well. You’ve seen it flex its muscle before on …

SMH & The Age: Australia’s China Challenge

The Australia-China relationship has always been difficult. Any Australian government, Liberal or Labor, must contend with the enduring structural reasons for this. First is our robust alliance with America, given Beijing’s extensive covert, and now increasingly overt, strategic competition with Washington. It spans our region and the globe, across all domains – military, economic, technological, foreign policy and now, increasingly, …

BBC: China-Australia Relations

E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW BBC WORLD SERVICE 21 MAY 2020 Topics: Coronavirus, World Health Organisation, Australia-China relations Journalist: Australia is among the country’s leading calls for an independent global investigation into China’s handling of the Coronavirus. China’s hit back though with the threat of some painful tariffs on Australian products amid what are growing tensions between the two countries. I …