Linda Jakobson, Founding Director of China Matters, cautions against the risks of black-and-white thinking regarding Australia’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China. She notes the influence of the Chinese government in many aspects of Australian society, from the higher education sector through to individual politicians and political parties. She writes that we must value the contribution of Australian Chinese communities to our society, while at the same time we must not compromise the values that underpin Australia. To resolve this conflict, she calls for increased transparency from both Chinese and Australian individuals and institutions, as well as dealing with the Australia-China relationship with nuance and realism.
(23 September 2016, The Australian) Read more here.