Barrier Reef to Counter China: Nuclear Edition
These are valid points, but they all focus on the short-term consequences of the creation of AUKUS. Yet the decision to form a trilateral union and the new format of modernizing Australia’s underwater fleet will also have long-term implications, including for Russia.
Above all, the launch of AUKUS has confirmed that the standoff with China is indisputably the number one foreign policy priority for U.S. President Joe Biden and his administration. Standing up to China is apparently worth risking a serious fallout with Paris over, worth putting Canberra in an awkward position, and worth ...
... supply twelve submarines to Australia. In an unprecedented outburst, Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Foreign Minister, has accused Australia and the U.S. of ‘duplicity, a major breach of trust and contempt’, recalling French ambassadors for consultations.... ... of power in the world and, perhaps paradoxically, an improvement of relations between the EU on the one hand, and Russia and China on the other, notwithstanding NATO cheerleaders like Poland and the Baltic statelets. In (neo-)Gaullist terms, this would ...
... the Indo-Pacific strategy. This situation will stimulate the four countries to get closer, thus naturally contributing to the development of the Indo-Pacific. Among these, the change in China-India relations has a greater impact. The relations between China and the United States, Japan, and Australia have been subject to strategic tensions, so the impact of them as variables is relatively consistent. India has been abiding by its non-aligned policy and pursuing diplomatic independence and balance in great power relationship. It has been ...
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... with ASEAN on the
of a free trade zone. Australia is Singapore's priority economic partner for ASEAN (it accounts for 3.3% of all foreign investments + active cooperation in the field of regional security is carried out).
But despite this, China remains Australia's main trading partner. The
of the two countries in 2019 amounted to $ 138 billion. The main
for Canberra is the expansionist nature of China’s foreign policy in the region (increasing its presence in Oceania, conducting ...
... Asian century is a message that has been clearly received by Australia and Russia. For both countries, China is currently the number one trading partner. In 2018, trade turnover between Russia and China was worth an estimated AU$138 billion; similiarly Australia’s exports to China have soared from $AUD7 billion in 2000 to last year’s figure of around AU$129.5 billion. As for the wider region, according to the Association of Southeast Nation (ASEAN)’s data set, total trade between Russia and ASEAN member countries increased ...
... to us independent of what China and others are doing as we are part of the region.
Australia as a Middle Range Power: the Military-Political Dimension
We see a big tension between the US and China. How does this situation influence on China-Australia relations?
The growing competition between the United States and China is influencing every country, not just Australia. As Prime Minister Scott Morrison said at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires last November, “we cannot pretend that ongoin¬g ...
... authority to ensure that China and the US would both behave according to the protocols of APEC.
Australian diplomacy, which should have been stiffening PNG’s chairman’s spine, was missing in action. The meeting fatally degenerated into a theatre for China-US rivalry.
No doubt Australia’s US-compliant mainstream media will spin this story in coming days to try to make it all look like China’s fault. They have already started to do so. But the more experienced Asia-Pacific leaders who were present will not be fooled by such ...
... the extent possible.
ASEAN and Russia Look to Achieve Their Full Potential
In the coming years, these alternative formats will likely revolve around all sorts of ‘Indo-Pacific’ initiatives and platforms. The revived U.S.–Japan–Australia–India quadrilateral dialogue - no doubt aimed at new and better containment of China - will also extend its cooperation formats to a wider audience of partners in Asia. The key partners here will most likely be Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam.
Another example is
America’s Indo-Pacific Economic Vision
recently as the ...
... However, the severity of this threat is greatly exaggerated and New Zealand's attempts to justify its actions are simply to mask the operations for the Five Eyes global espionage programme being undertaken together with USA, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.
Washington's concerns are, in fact, quite justified. China has been trying to establish itself in Oceania since early 2000s. Its success is due to the effective use of so called "chequebook diplomacy", usually in the form of financial aid or providing assistance for infrastructure and utilities ...