Dr Andrew Forrest is a former policy adviser (China) in the International Division of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He has researched China–Japan security relations and the evolution of Australia’s China policy.
Who cares about the Australia-China relationship?
A public understanding of the friction between Canberra and Beijing must transcend party politics.
Signalling a whole-of-Australia approach to China
A federal system of government actively discourages state participation in foreign policy, this needs to change.