Anthony Albanese (left) and Scott Morrison debate during the election campaign at Nine studio in Sydney on May 8. Albanese’s government has not departed from the strategic fundamentals of its predecessor. Photo: AFP
Anthony Albanese (left) and Scott Morrison debate during the election campaign at Nine studio in Sydney on May 8. Albanese’s government has not departed from the strategic fundamentals of its predecessor. Photo: AFP
Elena Collinson
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Elena Collinson

Despite the apparent thaw, Australia’s core China policy remains hardline

  • Canberra’s shift in tack is stabilising relations but does not change the deep-set political suspicion about what China’s new assertiveness represents
  • The continuity between this government and the last shows that fear of China remains the tectonic force in Australia’s strategic imagination

Anthony Albanese (left) and Scott Morrison debate during the election campaign at Nine studio in Sydney on May 8. Albanese’s government has not departed from the strategic fundamentals of its predecessor. Photo: AFP
Anthony Albanese (left) and Scott Morrison debate during the election campaign at Nine studio in Sydney on May 8. Albanese’s government has not departed from the strategic fundamentals of its predecessor. Photo: AFP
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