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China Matters: Getting It Right for Australia
Published by La Trobe University Press
Australia and China face a new era, but are we ready?
Cuts through the volatile mix of hype, hysteria and complacency surrounding the Middle Kingdom in Australia to sketch out a nuanced road map for dealing with Asia's rising super power.' - Richard McGregor 'Australians must learn to live with China's power. This is simply the best all-round guide we have for how to do this.' - Hugh White Australia's prosperity and security are linked to China as never before. But what kind of a country is China becoming? Will its demand for Australian goods and services increase? Can the Communist Party continue to keep the middle class satisfied while cracking down on political freedoms? How will China use its economic and military might, especially if challenged by President Trump? China Matters is a concise overview of China today, and the implications for Australia. Written by Australia-based, internationally renowned China- watchers Bates Gill and Linda Jakobson, it examines the country's unique dynamism and contradictions. It delves into everything from business ties to the growing influence of the Chinese government in Australia. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand China's complexities and how Australia should respond to secure our future.
Reviewer: Caleb Simmons
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