The relationship with China is of critical importance to Australia. It is also increasingly complex, being influenced by economics, domestic factors and strategic forces.
Yet it is a relationship with underlying tension. China and Australia sometimes find themselves on different sides of the table in some bilateral issues, and disagreements over foreign investment in Australia, influence, and the interests of allied countries might prevent further successful co-operation or interaction.
This panel discusses the key challenges and opportunities confronting the bilateral relationship of China and Australia.
Professor Nick Bisley (Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University)
Dr Dan Hu (Deputy Director, Australian Studies Centre, Beijing Foreign Studies University)
Rowan Callick (Journalist, author, advisory board member of La Trobe Asia)
Professor John Fitzgerald (Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University of Technology)
Dr Euan Graham (Executive Director, La Trobe Asia, La Trobe University)(Chair)
The Launch of Issue 2 of the La Trobe Asia Brief: Australia-China Relations: Finding the Elusive Balance.
Recorded at the State Library of Victoria on 30 July, 2019.