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The Limits to Optimism: Australia and the Rise of China

White, Hugh


The Australian government optimistically expects that China's rise can be easily managed. They predict US-China relations will be cooperative, and reject concerns that Australia may face hard choices between them. This optimism seems to be based on the view that as China grows it will become increasingly integrated into a US-led global system. That overestimates America's power, and underestimates China's ambitions. The best we can hope for instead is that China and the US will cooperate in a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of International Affairs
DOI: 10.1080/10357710500367273


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