Many Australians would like a return to a national-interest-based policy of engagement with China. Is Malcolm Turnbull happy with the impression Australia is the only US ally enlisted for a cold war? Illustration: Craig Stephens

Australia’s anti-China stance is a misguided attempt to cosy up to Trump

Bob Carr says Australia’s pivot away from China, jettisoning a relationship that dates back to 1972, is an overreaction and a naive attempt to fall in line with the US administration’s policies

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Many Australians would like a return to a national-interest-based policy of engagement with China. Is Malcolm Turnbull happy with the impression Australia is the only US ally enlisted for a cold war? Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Bob Carr

Bob Carr

Bob Carr is director of the Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney. He is a former long-serving premier of New South Wales and former Australian minister for foreign affairs.