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Asialink Milestones: Alexander Downer on China and ‘Playing the Long Game’
Faced with the worst crisis in relations with China since the launch of formal diplomatic relations in 1972, Alexander Downer has some advice for managing the China relationship: Take a leaf out of the traditional playbook of Chinese diplomacy and “play the long game”.
Asialink Milestones: John Howard – Asia First, Not Asia Only
By the time John Howard became prime minister on his second attempt in 1996, the conduct of Australia’s relations with Asia had become central to the political battle.
Asialink Milestones: John Howard Reflects on the China Challenge and Trump's Legacy
Soon after John Howard became prime minister in March 1996, he saw relations with China, then a significant and promising trading partner, go into free fall.
PODCAST: Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa on Media Freedom in Asia
“If we don’t clear up the virus of lies, facts won’t hit our citizens.”
PODCAST: Australia's Strategic Challenge - An Interview with Dennis Richardson
In Washington this week, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds met their US counterparts Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper for the annual AUSMIN talks. Amid rising tensions with China over the South China Sea, Hong Kong and foreign interference operations, this year’s AUSMIN was billed as the most important in a generation.