China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order

Geoff Raby
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China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order

Published

3 November 2020

ISBN

9780522874945

Pages

232

Weight

328g

Size

233mm x 154mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order

Geoff Raby
'Australia's former ambassador to China provides insight on Australia's future position in global affairs.'
Disruption has blown the old world apart. The rise of China, Trump's America First policies, division within Europe and successful defiance by authoritarian states are affecting the shape of the emerging new order. Human rights, rule of law, free media and longstanding global institutions all seem set to be weakened. Autocracies are exercising greater control over world affairs. Australia will need to engage heightened levels of diplomacy to forge relations with countries of opposing principles. It will need to be agile in pursuing a realistic foreign policy agenda. China's Grand Strategy and Australia's Future in the New Global Order contains answers for how Australia must position itself for this possibly dystopian future.
Disruption has blown the old world apart. The rise of China, Trump's America First policies, division within Europe and successful defiance by authoritarian states are affecting the shape of the emerging new order. Human rights, rule of law, free media and longstanding global institutions all seem set to be weakened. Autocracies are exercising greater control over world affairs. Australia will need to engage heightened levels of diplomacy to forge relations with countries of opposing principles. It will need to be agile in pursuing a realistic foreign policy agenda. China's Grand Strategy and Australia's Future in the New Global Order contains answers for how Australia must position itself for this possibly dystopian future.

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A virtuoso masterclass in what is happening to our world and guide to how Australian diplomacy and statecraft can be marshalled to meet it.”
Stephen Fitzgerald

Future generations of Australians, and indeed Asians, will be grateful to Raby for providing timely advice on how to manage a rising China.”
Kishore Mahbubani

In these days of crisis, Raby's rational argument is sorely needed.”
Jocelyn Chey

Raby approaches the challenges of Australia’s relations with China with deep knowledge of Australia and its foreign policy, and a hands-on feel for the complexities and subtleties of China today. Few participants in our fractious and often ill-informed China debate can match this.”
Hugh White, Australian Book Review

This book is above all a lucid clarion call for common sense. Argued with evidence and reason, but also informed passion, and sprinkled with anecdotes from his travels around China that sharpen the strategic insights, it is the necessary injection of precision into a debate that suffers not so much from too little memory, but from too much.”
James Curran, The Lowy Interpreter

Timely, intriguing and extremely well informed.”
Steven Carroll, Sydney Morning Herald

Geoff Raby provides hard-hitting analysis and sharp proposals for getting this crucial relationship back on track.”
John West, AIIA Australian Outlook

Geoff Raby

Geoff Raby

Geoff Raby AO was Australia’s ambassador to China (2007–11); ambassador to APEC (2003–5); and ambassador to the World Trade Organization (1998–2001). He is chair of VisAsia at the Art Gallery of NSW and chair of Western Sydney University’s Australia–China Institute of Arts and Culture. Raby was awarded the Order of Australia in 2019 for services to Australia–China relations and to international trade.

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