With the first visit to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) by an Australian Prime Minister since 2016, the Albanese Government has successfully stabilised the bilateral relationship in just over a year. This stabilisation comes after a severe deterioration in ties under the Morrison Government. Albanese’s visit to the PRC resolved many of the frictions from the Morrison years. But can this stability continue? What underlying factors could derail it in the medium to long term? In this report, drawing upon research in the PRC in late August 2023, AIIA-China Matters Fellow Yun Jiang explores the perspectives of PRC academics and analysts regarding the future of Australia-PRC relations.