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28 september
2016
Nikolay Murashkin

The Chinese Bearing Gifts in American Wrapping: A Solution to Australia’s Dilemma?

The New Asian Perspectives Blog has already featured an article dedicated to the tensions in Australia–China relations caused by the blocking of investments in strategic agricultural and electric power grid assets for national security concerns. It seems that the sides have already found a compromise following a tough conversation between Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping: Chinese companies won a participatory interest in a 50-year lease on the Port of Melbourne; not directly, however, but under the cover of an American infrastructure fund.

14 september
2016
Nikolay Murashkin

Australia’s Dilemma: the Chinese Bearing Gifts

Tensions in Australian-Chinese relations spread gloom over developments in the past week. At the Group of Twenty summit in Hangzhou, Chinese President Xi Jinping reproached Malcolm Turnbull for hindering Chinese investment in Australia. At the same time, Labor Senator Sam Dastyari was forced to resign from the opposition’s Shadow Cabinet following a controversy over the payment of his expenses by Chinese organizations. The “New Asian perspectives” blog regards this turbulence as the price Canberra has to pay for its strategy of maneuvering between Beijing and Washington.

21 july
2016
Nikolay Murashkin

Japan and the Arbitration Disputes in the Asia-Pacific Region: Rules-based or Case-based?

On July 12, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled in favour of the Philippines and against China’s claims to priority rights in the South China Sea. Japan supported the position of the Philippines and has stated that the verdict was final and binding. This is in line with Tokyo’s policy, which regularly calls for a rules-based order in the Asia-Pacific Region and generally focuses on the regulatory aspects of international relations.

14 july
2016
Nikolay Murashkin

A Week of Elections from A to Z

Two parliamentary monarchies in the Asia-Pacific (and bosom buddies) – Australia and Japan – held parliamentary elections at the same time. The leader of the ruling Liberal–National coalition, Malcolm Turnbull, called a general election to secure a long-term mandate for reform. Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, needs support for economic and constitutional reforms – but with a lower risk for his own positions. The bottom line is that Malcolm Turnbull’s victory barely escaped turning into a pyrrhic one, while Shinzo Abe effectively got yet another confirmation of his mandate.

24 july
2014
Russian Council

Roman Chukov: Youth Diplomacy at Y20 Australia

The main agenda of the Youth Summit included growth, jobs, global leadership and sustainable development. Russia's youth delegation played a pivotal role in preparing the final document and presenting the results, for Russia was part of a troika together with presiding Australia and Turkey, which will take up the presidency in 2015.

23 july
2014
Russian Council

Михаил Коростиков: «Молодежная двадцатка»: диалог, который необходим

В июле 2014 г. в преддверии саммита «Большой двадцатки» в Сиднее прошел форум «Молодежной двадцатки» (Y20), одного из форматов, призванных донести чаяния значимых групп общества до лидеров мирового развития. Помимо молодежной, существуют Гражданская (Civil 20), Предпринимательская (Business 20), Интеллектуальная (ThinkTank 20) и Рабочая (Labour 20) «двадцатки», каждая из которых представляет на саммит G20 свои пожелания и рекомендации.