Dr Mark Harrison is Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the University of Tasmania and an Adjunct Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University.
CommentaryStoking fears of war could serve China’s goals. Australian policy needs rethinking
Tensions in the region are escalating, but trumpeting the coming threat of war plays into Beijing’s goals and risks undermining Taiwan further. Originally published in The…
Antarctica and the China test
While Australia’s federal politicians ponder the US-China puzzle, it may be state governments stuck with real choices.
Taiwan’s tense politics on the international fault line
Beijing hovers with building pressure as the jostling ahead of Taiwan’s next presidential election ramps up.
Saying the unsayable in Australia’s relations with China
The resignation of Sam Dastyari is as significant for Australia its own way as Brexit for the UK or the election of Donald Trump for the US.
Australia’s One-China Policy and why it matters
Australia's One-China Policy requires a familiarity with China's modern and classical history.
The end of martial law: An important anniversary for Taiwan
When martial law ended on 15 July, 1987, people began the fraught and intricate task of speaking truths silenced by Taiwan’s coercive state.