Quarterly Essay 76: Red Flag: Waking Up to China's Challenge Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
China has become a key nation for Australia’s future - for our security, economy and identity. But what are China’s intentions when it comes to Australia?
In this gripping account, Peter Hartcher shows how Beijing stepped up its campaign for influence, over hearts and minds, mineral and agricultural resources, media outlets and sea lanes. Reactions have included panic, xenophobia and all-the-way-with-the-USA - but the challenge now is to think hard about the national interest and respond with wisdom to a changed world. This urgent, authoritative essay blends reporting and analysis, and covers the local scene as well as the larger geopolitical picture. It casts fresh light on Beijing’s plans and actions and outlines a way forward.
Australia and China have got rich together. For Australia, that is quite enough. But China’s government wants more. As much power and influence over Australia as it can possibly get, using fair means or foul. But what Beijing can get is limited not only by China’s abilities but also by Australia’s will. In each case where Chinese officials or agents attempted to intrude, they met Australian resistance. And failed. For all its power, China is neither all-powerful nor irresistible. Australia can shape its engagement with Beijing.
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|Listening Length||3 hours and 31 minutes|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||25 November 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 13,241 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
4 in Australia & Oceania Politics & Government
25 in Globalization (Books)
33 in Australian & Oceanian Politics
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The obvious message is that we kowtowed too long to China but are now pushing back to protect Aussie values at the peril of the economic relations with China.
Caught between a predatory China and an increasingly unreliable USA under the erratic presidency of Trump, his closing sentence that 'we must choose Australia' is glib. Australia must work towards a coalition of like-minded rational responsible governments like Canada, Germany, Japan to protect our freedoms and our economies.