China Matters Young Professionals is a project of China Matters that was established in 2016 to provide a unique platform for Australians in the early stages of their careers to examine, debate and publish on policy issues pertaining to the Australia-China relationship.
The Young Professionals project aims to create a dialogue between outstanding young individuals aged 35 or under who work in business and the public service, especially those dealing with foreign policy and security issues as well as trade and investment flows between Australia and China.
‘Indo-Pacific’ Still a Problematic Term
Careful and consistent use of language is a vital element of diplomacy. The terms that policymakers use to define regions are often sensitive. One example of such terminology is the term ‘Indo-Pacific’, which has been adopted over the past several years by a number of governments, including Australia’s, to describe what was previously known as the ‘Asia-Pacific’ region. Australia’s use of this term is problematic and should be reconsidered.
Read previous editions of our YP Stance here.