This is a selection of Articles that Members or other professionals have written. Some are quite focused and others more general. In either case, they have added to the China knowledge of the Members who recommended them. Further recommendations are always welcome so that they can be added to this selection.
By John Menadue, Nov.12,2023
From Pearls and Irritations
Very few of the people briefing Anthony Albanese have much knowledge or experience of Asia. Many are Austral Americans as Paul Keating rightly calls them.
In the briefing I prepared for PM Albanese’s visit to China I said
Australian and Chinese histories, cultures and systems of government are different, so we must learn about each other. If we don’t, we will make the same mistakes again and again. As a settler society we cling to our history with the UK,... ....
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Framing the Belt and Road Initiative: Australian mainstream media narratives from 2013 to 2020
This thesis focuses on Australian mainstream media narratives about China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) from 2013 to 2020. Through a frame analysis of articles in outlets such as The Australian and The Age and interviews with prominent experts in this field, this study found that the narratives surrounding the BRI shifted in tone from mostly supportive to highly critical. This thesis, therefore, illustrates the significant impact of the Australian Federal Government’s policy towards China on the coverage of the BRI, and not vice versa.