Category: ccp economic coercion

Reaching for ‘Peace in Our Time’ Once Again

Commentary Peace in our time is an aspiration all, but the foolhardy would embrace. It is a superbly worthy goal. The person to whom the words “Peace in our time” are accredited is a man who, full of noble ambition, had those words thrown back at him as the deal he had struck unravelled in…


Australian Foreign Minister Raises ‘Principled View’ on Human Rights With Beijing, More Trade Talks to Come

Foreign Minister Penny Wong has set out Australia’s position on human rights, trade blockages, and global security during high-level talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on Dec. 21. As the first official visit to Beijing from an Australian minister in three years with Wong’s trip signalling a potential thaw in Australia-China diplomatic…


Australia and Japan PM Expected to Sign New Security Declaration in Response to Growing Beijing Threat

The prime ministers of Australia and Japan are planning to sign a new security declaration in response to Beijing’s growing regional assertiveness and military power at an upcoming summit to be held in Perth. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be welcoming Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Oct. 22 and is expected to announce the new…


China Unloads Stranded Australian Coal to Address Energy Crisis as Prices Escalate Further

Shipments of Australian coal that have been stranded in Chinese ports for months have finally been unloaded as China grapples with an energy crisis that has seen coal and gas prices surge to new peaks. A confluence of factors including the approaching winter months, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) moves to reduce carbon emissions, COVID-19 restrictions,…


Australia’s ‘China Plus’ Strategy Angers Beijing

Commentary Australia may have managed to anger the Chinese regime even further with an extensive presentation by its treasurer, which showed that China’s economic war on Australia has largely failed. To make matters worse, the loss in trade with China has largely been compensated by expanded trade with other markets. And perhaps worst of all,…