Video Recording: Dr Geoff Raby in Conversation with Dr Stephen FitzGerald on Australia China Relations

Dr Geoff Raby’s new book China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order is released at a time when the debate on China has become highly polarised. Dr Raby argues that the rise of China, Trump's America First policies, division within Europe and successful defiance by authoritarian states are all affecting the shape of the emerging new world order.

We have to ask now, in the context of a new Biden administration in the US and Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s recent remarks that Australian government desires “an open, transparent and mutually beneficial relationship with China as our largest trading partner, where there are strong people-to-people ties, complementary economies and a shared interest especially in regional development and wellbeing”, will Australia China relations stop their downward slide?