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Episode 62: A Wild Week in Australia-China Relations

02 Dec 2020
By Allan Gyngell AO FAIIA and Dr Darren Lim
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison visits the ANZUS Corridor that honors the 1951 Australian-New Zealand-United States security treaty, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Sept. 20, 2019. Source: U.S. Secretary of Defense

In this emergency episode of the Australia in the World podcast, Allan Gyngell and Darren Lim react to a tumultuous few weeks in Australia’s bilateral relationship with China.

Events discussed include: the “14 points” document provided by the Chinese embassy to Australian journalists, new anti-dumping duties on Australian wine, PM Morrison’s speech to a UK think tank, and the hugely controversial image depicting an Australian soldier tweeted out by a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, and the PM’s call for an apology in response.

Relevant links

Scott Morrison, “UK Policy Exchange Virtual Address”, 23 November 2020:

Darren Lim and Victor Ferguson, “A collective approach to countering Chinese economic bullying may be Australia’s best option”, The Guardian, 28 November 2020:

Bill Bishop, Sinocism newsletter: