China Policy Institute Blog

Australia’s changing strategic interests in the South Pacific

Written by Joanne Wallis. If the ‘China threat’ literature is believed, the South Pacific may provide a testing ground for China’s strategic power against the US, which could have destabilising consequences for Australia.  In the worst-case scenario, it could see Australia face a difficult – and potentially alienating – choice between its major economic partner, …

The Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute: The U.S. policy perspective and Japanese PM Abe’s visit

By Don Keyser. PM Abe’s Visit – The Backdrop and Focus The Chinese army’s massive program of systematic cyber intrusions against U.S. targets[1] — reported first in a page-one New York Times story and subsequently by all major media — arguably overshadowed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s arrival in Washington for a February 22 meeting …

Calming Influence

China should understand the regional worries about its rise that lie behind America’s strategy of engagement with Asia, and seek to allay those fears – without equivocation, Steve Tsang says. The United States’ quick-fire diplomatic double – the announcement of its intention to base 2,500 marines in northern Australia, followed by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s high-profile visit …