The seventh issue of Australian Foreign Affairs explores Australia’s status as the most China-dependent country in the developed world, and the potential risks this poses to its future prosperity and security.
China Dependence examines how Australia should respond to the emerging economic and diplomatic challenges as its trade – for the first time – is heavily reliant on a country that is not a close ally or partner.
- Allan Gyngell examines whether Australia’s economic dependence on China leaves us vulnerable.
- Margaret Simons analyses how Australia’s university system is increasingly reliant on funds from Chinese students.
- Richard McGregor examines the Australia–China trade relationship and the dangers of economic coercion.
- David Uren looks at the patterns of Chinese investment in Australia and what that means for the future.
- Astrid Edwards on global warming and David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Future.
- David Fettling on post-Suharto violence in Indonesia and Andreas Harsono’s Race, Islam and Power.
- Greg Earl on Japan’s decline as a global power and Brad Glosserman’s Peak Japan.
- The Fix, offering solutions to Australia’s foreign policy problems.
- Richard Cooke’s The Back Page, demystifying key foreign policy jargon.
- Correspondence on AFA6: Our Sphere of Influence.