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Peter Hartcher in Conversation

Red Flag: Waking Up to China's Challenge

Australian National University / The Canberra Times

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Peter Hartcher discusses his new Quarterly Essay, Red Flag: Waking Up to China's Challenge with ANU Senior Fellow Mark Kenny.


China has become a key nation for Australia's future - for our security, economy and identity. But what are China's intentions when it comes to Australia? Peter Hartcher reveals how Beijing stepped up its campaign for influence, over hearts and minds, mineral and agricultural resources, media outlets and sea lanes. Reactions so far have included panic, xenophobia and all-the-way-with-the-USA, but the challenge now is to think hard about the national interest and respond with wisdom to a changed world.

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