Tag Archives: Australia

Obama’s Australia speech digs the boot into China… twice?

There’s been plenty of news and commentary about Obama’s trip to Australia and the increase in US troops that will be stationed in Darwin. There have also been media reports about Obama’s speech to the Australian parliament, where he talked … Continue reading

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Global Times echoes Foreign Minister on Australia’s role as US-China mediator.

In relation to the recent boost in American troops being stationed in Australia, one would expect to hear very different views espoused by Australia’s foreign minister who ardently supports the US, and the nationalistic arms of the Chinese Government. Actually, once … Continue reading

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Leadership in Government – A Comparison between Australia, the US and China

This is a piece I wrote for Online Opinion. I’m reproducing it here. It details some differences in governing styles between China, the US and Australia. Leadership in Government – A Comparison between Australia, the US and China. Whether their … Continue reading

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The Boxer Rebellion & the South China Sea

In some ways, politics is little more than the study of history, transposed upon contemporary actors. Chinese civilization in particular, has a fondness for using history as a template for analyzing the present. While reading this recent piece by the … Continue reading

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Lessons for Gary Locke from Kevin Rudd

The US has posted a new ambassador to Beijing, in the form of Gary Locke – the first Chinese American to hold the post. He’s off to a very good start. Chinese officials take note – the simple act of … Continue reading

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Chinese foreign investments are causing unlikely alliances, as China looks overseas to ensure food and energy security

At a glance: -China is investing large amounts, purchasing land overseas for agricultural investment. -Water shortages will accelerate this process. -For the moment, prime focus of Chinese investment still remains energy and raw minerals. -Chinese foreign investment is forging bizarre … Continue reading

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