Rhetoric and Reality — Xi Jinping’s Australia Policy

Australia-China bilateral relations have experienced something of a roller-coaster ride since the 2008 Beijing Olympic Year. With the advent of the Tony Abbott-led Coalition Government in September 2013, recalibration of the relationship has been ongoing. Australia’s traditional alliance with the United States, a newfound Abbott-inspired BFF-relationship with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and a series of regional … more