The shells of the Sydney Opera House are seen through the flags of China and Australia. Photo: AFP The shells of the Sydney Opera House are seen through the flags of China and Australia. Photo: AFP
The shells of the Sydney Opera House are seen through the flags of China and Australia. Photo: AFP

As China tensions mount, Australia’s dovish voices calling for engagement are fading away

  • With Beijing continuing to exert pressure on Australia, voices urging an understanding of China are fading from the national conversation
  • Observers are not banking on a thaw in relations any time soon given that China now sees Australia as ‘firmly in the US camp’, says an analyst

Topic |   China-Australia relations
The shells of the Sydney Opera House are seen through the flags of China and Australia. Photo: AFP The shells of the Sydney Opera House are seen through the flags of China and Australia. Photo: AFP
The shells of the Sydney Opera House are seen through the flags of China and Australia. Photo: AFP

Corrected [4:45pm, 12 Jun, 2020]

  • [4:45pm, 12 Jun, 2020]

    An earlier version of this article described Yun Jiang as "a former Australian public servant who now serves as director of the China Policy Centre at the Australian National University". It has been corrected to say: "a former Australian public servant who now serves as director of the China Policy Centre, an independent research organisation".

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