The government seems to be more keen to incite the public’s hysteria about the “hidden red color”, which is close to a new “yellow disaster” and suddenly requires all Australians to stand up against the Chinese.
In addition, the current Australian policy toward China is mainly based on the Liberal Party’s domestic political considerations, trying to render the Labour Party’s image of China’s weakness – but it is not clear, calm and rational to analyze China’s rise, the US response, and the region’s strategically being Focus on the challenges and opportunities that bring us.
Of course, it is not easy to formulate and implement a comprehensive strategy for China. The government has formulated the following five basic principles for formulating future strategies or licenses for China:
First, an effective “national strategy toward China” involves establishing a disciplined cabinet process in all government agencies, including a clear and specific clarification of Australia’s national interests and consistency.
Second, try to be as clear as possible about the possible direction of the US strategy toward China, whether it is the Trump administration or the future Democratic government, and whether each factor of such a strategy is compatible with Australia’s national interests.
Third, it is beneficial for the current government to learn from successive governments. From 2009 to 2011, the Chinese government launched a two-year process to formulate a strategy for China. It has become our strategic framework for meeting the increasingly complex challenges of China.
The fourth principle relates to the conceptual framework we use to support the country’s China strategy. It may be called “constructive realism.” We should face the reality that there will always be differences with China, such as us and the United States.
All aspects of alliances, human rights and foreign interference. Although in some areas, constructive cooperation with Beijing may be difficult, it is not impossible. In the future, we can engage with Chinese friends on the “Belt and Road” initiative instead of simply demonizing it.
We should engage with China on its climate change policies and initiatives. China is the world’s largest emitter. This will have a major impact on Australia’s own climate change in the future.
Finally, a reliable national strategy for China should avoid self-demolition. For example, in the South Pacific. From 2013 to 2014, our assistance to Pacific island countries was A$1.2 billion. By 2015, the conservative new government will cut aid by half. From 2018 to 2019, Australia’s development assistance to Pacific island countries was A$1.1 billion, but it is still lower than in 2013. It is no wonder that China has seen new strategic opportunities in the South Pacific.