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Mixing Desk JUN2021

PGM: Albanese trip to China, economic coercion, and diplomatic relations

This week Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese travelled to China to meet with President Xi Jinping. Amongst the backdrop of warming relations between the two countries they represent, David Wroe speaks with ASPI executive director Justin Bass and new ASPI fellow Ami Bagia, who previously sat on the Biden-Harris Administration's National Security Council as the Director for Countering Foreign Malign Influence and Information Integrity within the Democracy and Human Rights Directorate. They speak about Australia's past and current relations with China, and the impact of official messaging.

Daria Impiombato has a conversation with Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, the China reporter at Axios, and author of the weekly Axios China Newsletter. They discuss Bethany's new book "Beijing Rules: How China Weaponized Its Economy to Confront the World" and explore Australia's role in the book.

Mentioned in this episode:
Beijing Rules: How China Weaponized Its Economy to Confront the World

Justin Bassi
Ami Bagia
Daria Impiombato
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian

Music: "Think Different" by Scott Holmes, licensed with permission from the Independent Music Licensing Collective -