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Speaking with: Kerry Brown on China, Australia and diplomacy

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The emergence of China as a 21st-century superpower has already had profound impacts on Australia. As China reshapes the balance of power, not only in the Asia-Pacific region but globally, its influence on Australia is likely to increase.

China’s economic and military growth will also challenge the world’s other superpower – and Australia’s traditional security ally – the United States. Caught between these two superpowers, Australia’s ability to manage this difficult diplomatic balancing act could well determine its future prosperity and security.

In this podcast I speak with Kerry Brown, executive director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, about Australia’s place in the Chinese Century and the role diplomacy has to play.


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Image: Shutterstock // Music: Free Music Archive/Kindread, Lo Ka Ping and Chan Wai Fat.

This article was originally published on The Conversation.

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