- News Feature
The AIIA 2019 National Conference was an opportunity to know, understand, and engage more in international affairs and Australia’s foreign policy.
We want to make it easier for interested Australians to access key official statements about the direction of Australian international policy. Here we identify and collate important speeches, Parliamentary statements, press releases, and media interviews given by ministers and opposition spokespeople on foreign, trade, defence, and development assistance policy.
China’s leadership is making it clearer that liberal democratisation will not be the path forward. The recent 19th Party Congress all but confirmed President Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power. However, there are other signs that China’s approach to “Opening and Reform” (改革开放) isn’t heading down the same road as might have been expected in the West. Instead, China is using alterations in the global political atmosphere to tighten its leadership.