In the Media | June 2023
"Calls at this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore to improve military-to-military communication between the US and China, especially in light of increasingly aggressive encounters at sea and in the air, fell on deaf ears. Despite the best efforts of the US and its allies, China is in no hurry to re-engage."
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy, Richard Maude, about the Shangri-La Dialogue on Project Syndicate.
"European officials came to the SLD with two goals: to garner regional support for Ukraine and portray Europe as a reliable security partner in the Indo-Pacific. One was notably more successful."
- Asia Society Policy Institute research associate, Dominique Fraser, on Europe and Asia's approach to security following the Shangri-La Dialogue in The Diplomat.
“When asked about the need for guardrails and confidence-building measures, including to manage confrontations at sea or in the air, Li said the answer was not military-to-military dialogue; rather, the West should “mind its own business” and stay out of the waters and airspace near China."
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy, Richard Maude, on China's attitude at the Shangri-La Dialogue on News.com.au.
"The relationship is in flux, as you know Germany has released its first national security strategy in which it noted China as a 'partner competitor and rival', which of course isn't new language. It did note that the two latter classifcations are now starting to eclipse the former 'partner' but Germany's very clear that China is a partner without whom big global concerns can't be managed."
- Asia Society Policy Institute research associate, Dominique Fraser, on Li Qiang's visit to Germany to meet Chancellor Olaf Schultz on BBC Word News.