The Belt and Road Guard Rail

Who ensures environmental and social standards in China's grand plan?

Cosplay and identity

Cosplay and Identity

Migrating increases diabetes risk for South Asians

A study finds that South Asians who migrate face greater risk of developing lifestyle diseases as their exercise patterns change.

Melting Opportunities

The third issue of the La Trobe Asia Brief explores the impact of climate and conflict on the Himalaya

Indonesian women coordinate gender activism online

Indonesia is starting to take notice of women's rights and gender equality.

Brief on Aus-China relations launches

La Trobe Asia has launched a new brief on Australia-China relations

Australia-China Relations

The second issue of the La Trobe Asia Brief explores the elusive balance in Australia and China relations

Values in Australian diplomacy

Australian governments will need to hold allies and partners to their word if they want to distinguish themselves from authoritarian alternatives.

A testing friendship

The pressure is intensifying for Australia to rebuild its standing with Beijing ... which Canberra will find increasingly difficult to resist.

Finding a new China policy equilibrium

China policy must be pragmatic. The PRC and its influence and power cannot be wished away, and some kind of accommodation of Chinese interests will have to be negotiated.

Why is China annoyed with Australia?

It is unrealistic to hope that such open opposition and criticism across a wide spectrum of issues would not be hurtful towards a country.

Morrison's China Choice

With his mandate now secured, Mr Morrison has both the opportunity and obligation to show his true colours on China.

Sensibility to prevail over prejudices

It is in fact a disgrace and paranoid to concoct the conspiracy theory that China connives to threaten Australia's sovereignty and integrity.

Should Australia be involved in the South China Sea?

For Australia, the dilemma is the extent to which it is willing to accommodate China's rewriting of the maritime rules.

Facing China without our historical ally

There will be no quick and easy victory for America and its allies. Neither side has a clear advantage in a maritime war.

Team heads to the Philippines to help save lives

Two years on from the tragic drownings of three little girls, a team of Victorian swim instructors are on a mission to ensure no more young lives are lost.

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