In the Media | November 2023
"The South China Sea and especially China's attempts to force the Philippines off Second Thomas Shoal will have to be high on the agenda, but the prime minister will also need to make it clear that any attempt to force unification with Taiwan will carry severe consequences."
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy, Richard Maude, on the list of difficult topics for Australian and Chinese leaders in Reuters.
“China’s power projection in the region is raising eyebrows and challenging its own image as a responsible power.”
- Asia Society Australia Scholar-in-Residence, Courtney Fung, on Australia and China's relationship in The New York Times.
"From a Chinese perspective, we are not a superpower competitor. We don't share a disputed border, our economies are complementary and Australia is not innately hostile to China's rise."
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy, Richard Maude, on Australia-China ties in Nikkei Asia.
"China won't want to dwell on criticisms of its economic coercion or hostage diplomacy."
- Asia Society Australia Scholar-in-Residence, Courtney Fung, on Prime Minister Albanese's visit to China in Barron's and Le Monde.
“While APEC struggles to deliver trade results in an era of de-risking and protectionism, the much-anticipated Biden-Xi summit underlines the power of bringing leaders together in regional forums.”
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy, Richard Maude, on the upcoming APEC summit in The Australian.
"Due to concerns about the long-term trajectory of Russian foreign policy, Beijing is unlikely to finance the project up-front. And China will remain wary of attempts by Moscow to weaponize energy supplies against Beijing."
- Asia Society Policy Institute research associate, Genevieve Donnellon-May, on the Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline in Newsweek.
"The concept of 'community of shared future' is China's global governance vision, and this is compared to what Western countries support. ‘Rules-based international order’ or ‘liberal international order’.”
- Asia Society Australia Scholar-in-Residence, Courtney Fung, on China's vision for global governance on the BBC News site.