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The khaki election turned teal on China
After an election campaign where Labor was keen to minimise differences with the Coalition over China, a comprehensive post-election review of relations with Beijing will be wise regardless of the victor on Saturday, writes Elena Collinson.
WeChat and the Australian Election
The murky use of Chinese-owned social media in our elections might require federal truth in political advertising laws – but to safeguard against the disinformation of our own politicians rather than foreign influencers, writes Graeme Smith.
Sinophobia 101: Why is Australia’s history of anxiety about the rise of China still relevant?
Reflecting on Australia’s historic perceptions of China could deliver understanding of the “real differences and complementarities” between the two countries and inform the “pragmatic compromises and effective policies” needed to secure our future, writes David Walker.
Can culture help restore Australia’s tarnished image in China?
Australia once had a vibrant cultural relationship with China. Michael Keane asks, could its revival help ease current diplomatic tensions?
China’s Australia literacy: a dangerous assumption in foreign policymaking
A dangerous assumption has long been made, perhaps innocently, in Canberra’s formulation of China policy that sufficient Australia literacy is in place in China to avoid disastrous misunderstanding and miscalculation, writes Diane Hu.