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Riding the Wave: The rise of China and options for Australian policy

By Ross Terrill

China's rapid economic growth rates are accompanied by military advances, a quest for markets, diplomatic assertiveness and increased national pride.

This paper urges clear thinking by Australians about the strength of the US, the place of deterrence, the ways Beijing's mercantilism differs from free-market approaches and whether an authoritarian China can be an enduringly strong China.