Commentary | 29 April 2009

Our China question: friend or foe?

In this opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf considers how Australia's imminent Defence White Paper might be received in Beijing. He notes that Australia is broadly right to strengthen its defences for an uncertain future, but suggests some steps for Canberra to take in dealing with potential diplomatic fallout in China. A version of this article also appeared in the Melbourne Age.The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 April 2009, p. 15 Rory Medcalf

  • Rory Medcalf

In this opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf considers how Australia's imminent Defence White Paper might be received in Beijing. He notes that Australia is broadly right to strengthen its defences for an uncertain future, but suggests some steps for Canberra to take in dealing with potential diplomatic fallout in China. A version of this article also appeared in the Melbourne Age.The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 April 2009, p. 15 Rory Medcalf

  • Rory Medcalf