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Closer Taiwan ties show alignment of Australia’s economic and strategic priorities


Harrison, M, Closer Taiwan ties show alignment of Australia's economic and strategic priorities, The Strategist (2021) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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In this month’s AUSMIN statement, somewhat overshadowed by AUKUS and Australia’s decision to purchase nuclear-powered submarines, was a notably robust paragraph about Taiwan. The statement used new phraseology, describing Taiwan as ‘a leading democracy and a critical partner’. It was a step forward from the 2020 AUSMIN statement and also one of a number of bilateral and multilateral statements from countries, led by the United States, that have signalled concern for the security of Taiwan. The statements have come about in response to a step-up in tactics by Beijing over more than a year, including naval exercises and almost daily provocative military flights in the Taiwan Strait.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:international relations, strategic policy, Taiwan, Australia, economic prioritisation
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
Objective Division:Defence
Objective Group:Defence
Objective Field:National security
UTAS Author:Harrison, M (Dr Mark Harrison)
ID Code:148275
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-12-16
Last Modified:2021-12-21

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