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Democracy Sausage: Will Australia-China relations continue to spiral?

09 March 2021

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On this episode of Democracy Sausage, Mark Kenny is joined by China experts Yun Jiang and Graeme Smith to discuss Chinese politics, and the country’s relationships with the United States and Australia.

How will relations between China and the United States progress under the new Biden administration? Is the proposal by a Chinese company to build a new fishing hub in Papua New Guinea a security threat to Australia or a case of confirmation bias on the part of Australian commentators? What impact are the souring relations between China and Australia having on Asian-Australians? On this episode of Democracy Sausage, former policy adviser and China Story blog editor Yun Jiang and co-host of The Little Red Podcast Dr Graeme Smith join Professor Mark Kenny to discuss competition between China and the United States, plus Sino-Australian relations. Listen here.

Yun Jiang is a managing editor of the China Story blog at The Australian National University (ANU) and a researcher at ANU Australian Centre on China in World.

Graeme Smith is a fellow at ANU Department of Pacific Affairs and co-host of The Little Red Podcast.

Mark Kenny is a Professor at ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the university after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age, and The Canberra Times.

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