After an overly long hiatus The Dragon and the Kangaroo Blog is happy to be up and running again. Plenty of big headline news has occurred over the past month and a bit within the spheres of China, Australia and international relations, and this post recaps and summarises the best and the biggest writings and events that have gone on over the past month. In particular three themes have been very prominent, namely discussion of the CCP’s longevity, women’s issues in China and environmental issues in China. So here’s the big list of writings: Continue reading
Due to many important commitments, this blog will be going on hiatus for the next month, resuming activity on March 8.
I look forward to blogging again on China, Australia and international relations after that time. In the time being, I recommend checking out the links in the blogroll, which regularly have great content on China, Australia and international relations.
In the past week 2 worthwhile short films worth seeing on air pollution in China have been released. Continue reading
The 2015 Asian Cup has begun, and is today in its third day. This is the first time that Australia has hosted Asia’s biggest football tournament, and indeed it is only the third Asian Cup that the Socceroos have played in after Australia officially joined the Asian Football Confederation in 2006. This Asian Cup illustrates Australia’s deepening relations with Asia, and in particular how Australia’s engagement with Asia is beginning to move beyond mere economic transactions to include relations such as cultural relations.