The China Question

Australia’s greatest challenge lies not in COVID-19 but in resolving the China question. Ted O’Brien has a deep understanding of the cultural and historical nuances of the Australia-China relationship and is often asked by leading media organisations for his unique views on this topic.

(1) The China Question: The Greatest Challenge to Our Generation

It was the Roman poet Phaedrus who coined the saying, “Things are not always what they seem.” You’d be forgiven for thinking he was talking about Australia’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China (PRC)…

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(2) The China Question and the National Interest

The most important reason to address the China question is not to gain a better understanding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) but rather to ensure we have a clear understanding of ourselves…

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