The dragon and the kangaroo: 45 years of Australia-China relations | SBS News
Australian Studies Centres in China. For further information on Australia-China relations please refer to the. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. Australia's leading China experts reflect on 45 years of relations . are exacerbated by a lack of understanding of culture and history on both. Each year, Australia and China conduct a high-level dialogue, Australia not to take sides as tensions in the US–China relationship deepened. of barriers— most notably, language, culture, distinctive processes and.
Background China's growth since the s has entailed urbanisation, growth in manufacturing, and investment in infrastructure. This created demand for building materials, energy for electricity and transport, and raw materials for manufacturing.
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Australia was well placed to meet a lot of this demand, and it was a ready market for Chinese manufactured goods. Today, China is Australia's largest trading partner in terms of both imports and exports. Australia is China's sixth largest trading partner; it is China's fifth biggest supplier of imports and its tenth biggest customer for exports.
A two-way investment relationship is also developing. As China moves into its next phase of development, its demand will shift from raw materials to elaborately transformed manufactures, services, and expertise.
Australia has some potential advantages in the supply of these, but they are not the clear advantages possessed by the resources sector.
China as a market for our commodities As the drivers of China's growth change from urbanisation and basic manufactured goods to domestic consumption and more complex goods and services, the growth in demand for Australia's resources will moderate. Australia's resource exports to China are likely to continue to grow, but at a slower rate, with natural gas to some extent supplanting coal.
Other commodities, such as wool and wheat, and other minerals will probably also do well as incomes in China rise. A probable result is that the Australian dollar will fall. This will mean a partial reversal of the huge rise in living standards which contrary to popular perception Australia has experienced in the last ten years. China is a great power—indeed, a likely future superpower.
What is the harm if it values stronger and deeper relations with us? Such questions are not that simple. Firstly, China does not do muddling through. Secondly, China is again utterly committed to regaining its top ranking in the international community, which means both making China stronger and eroding the strength and standing of rivals—above all, the US. Is Australia ready and able to travel down this road?
Of course, Australia does have leverage. A sovereign nation that can decide whether other nations are close partners, good friends, just friends or mere associates in trade and investment.
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Ancient China never had close friends or partners, or recognised equivalent communities or states. Australia has had five prime ministers in the last decade and all of them put together would have spent an alarmingly small number of days thinking about how the nation should be trying to position itself in the evolving Indo-Pacific community of states, and even fewer doing anything deliberate to manoeuvre towards that position.
China is the antithesis of this state of affairs. It is fully and continuously engaged in focusing its capacities to advance the interests of the Chinese Communist Party CCP and of China; it is an authoritarian state with capacities readily to hand that are vast and diverse. China has become very large and strong very quickly. Since the Chinese economic reforms initiated by the late Deng XiaopingChina has benefited from significant investment in China by Australian companies for example, future Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had set up the first Sino-foreign joint venture mining company in China inwhile Australia has benefited from the Chinese appetite for natural resources to modernise its economy, infrastructure and meet its growing energy demands.
Australia subsequently won and Sydney hosted the Olympics. Eight years later, China hosted the Beijing Olympics in Australia is one of the few countries in the world during the global financial crisis that was not in recession. Its continued economic growth due to that period is partly attributed to large demand and long term strong fundamentals from China.
Australia’s economic relationships with China
The national security department of China accused the Australia intelligence agency of trying to collect information from overseas Chinese, and even encouraging them to subvert Chinese government. Although Hong Kong, as a special administrative area of China, cannot conduct its own foreign affairs, consular and economic representations exist.
Australia—Taiwan relations While Australia no longer recognises the Republic of China as the legitimate government of China or Taiwanunofficial relations are maintained between Australia and Taiwan.
The Taiwan government operates the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia, which fulfills most of the functions of an embassy and consulates at an unofficial level. Chinese Australian Australia has been a haven for Chinese migrants for centuries who have, in the modern day, established themselves as a significant minority group in Australian society. His daughter is married to a Chinese man, and Mr.
Rudd also speaks fluent Mandarin. William Mayers studied in China fromand was involved in negotiations to bring the first railway and steam engine to China. It was the most popular destination for Australian students undertaking short-term studies overseas, the seventh most popular destination for long-term studies, and also the seventh most popular destination for practical placements.
The numbers were small initially: Inabout Chinese students entered Australia to study. They were mostly children of residents. Several thousands Chinese were studying in Australia in Australia's trade relations were heavily geared towards the British Empireand at Federation intrade with China accounted for 0.