Speeches | 08 September 2005

Korean and Australian views of China

On 4-5 August, the Lowy Institute and the Australia-Korea Foundation jointly hosted a conference looking at the impact of China's economic rise on Australia-Korea relations. South Korea and Australia have been at the forefront of China's impact on the world economy and understandably relations with China and China's future are burning questions in both countries. Yet, South Korea is Australia’s fourth largest trading partner while Australia is a main supplier of raw resources and high-end services to South Korea. Is China's emerging role as a global engine of growth upsetting the mutually beneficial terms of Korea-Australia relations? Do South Korea and Australia view the rise of China in the same light? Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook

On 4-5 August, the Lowy Institute and the Australia-Korea Foundation jointly hosted a conference looking at the impact of China's economic rise on Australia-Korea relations. South Korea and Australia have been at the forefront of China's impact on the world economy and understandably relations with China and China's future are burning questions in both countries. Yet, South Korea is Australia’s fourth largest trading partner while Australia is a main supplier of raw resources and high-end services to South Korea. Is China's emerging role as a global engine of growth upsetting the mutually beneficial terms of Korea-Australia relations? Do South Korea and Australia view the rise of China in the same light? Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook