Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd views Tokyo’s ability to deal with Beijing as particularly instructive for Canberra. Photo: EPA
Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd views Tokyo’s ability to deal with Beijing as particularly instructive for Canberra. Photo: EPA

To deal with China, Australia should learn from Japan and ‘put away the megaphone’: former PM Kevin Rudd

  • Rudd, prime minister twice between 2007 and 2013, says Tokyo has maintained a relationship with Beijing despite territorial disputes and its US alliance
  • As Australia and China’s relationship deteriorates, he says both countries can work through their issues by resorting to ‘old-fashioned diplomacy’

Topic |   China Conference: United States
Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd views Tokyo’s ability to deal with Beijing as particularly instructive for Canberra. Photo: EPA
Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd views Tokyo’s ability to deal with Beijing as particularly instructive for Canberra. Photo: EPA
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