Kevin Rudd

Contrasting Forecasts for China

At Foreign Policy, Minxin Pei argues that China’s continued rise is not a foregone conclusion, and that the U.S. should ready itself for a Chinese decline. Americans, he suggests, have long tended to overestimate the...

Weibo Outrage Over Sydney Attacks

An attack on two Chinese students by a gang of teenaged robbers on a Sydney train has sparked a social media storm in China, less than two weeks after the murders of two Chinese students in Los Angeles. From The Sydney Morning...

Rudd Cites ‘Orgasm’ Blunder For China Tensions

From AFP: Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has sought to make light of strained diplomatic relations with China by telling an anecdote about how sentiments can easily get lost in translation. Rudd, a Mandarin-speaking former...

Anti-China Tensions on the Rise in Australia

Australia’s Mandarin-speaking Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is having to fend off criticism that he’s too soft on China as anti-China sentiment grows at home. From Reuters: With Rudd urging a greater IMF role for China...

G-20 Summit May Offer ‘Grand IMF Bargain’ to India, China

The Thaindian News reports that the G-20 may offer both China and India greater roles during the April summit meeting in London: Emerging economic powerhouses China and India may be encouraged to strike a “grand bargain” at a...

Rudd Soft on China Over Climate Change: Hunt

The Australian Federal Opposition does not approve of the way Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is handling China when it comes to climate change and clean energy. From ABC News, Australia. The Opposition’s environment spokesman,...

Kevin Rudd Urged to Pressure China on Zimbabwe Stance

The Australian Federal Opposition says Prime Minister Kevin Rudd should urge China to put pressure on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. From ABC News, Australia: China is resisting a push for United Nations sanctions to punish...

Tighter Australia-China Ties Worry Asian Neighbors

Australia’s Mandarin speaking Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has made a point of strengthening his country’s ties with China, but that has the Middle Kingdom’s neighbors worried, from the Christian Science Monitor:...

Opinion: In China Diplomacy, Rudd Shows the Way to Go

Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times highlights Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s diplomatic skills vis-à-vis China as exemplary (h/t Robert Amsterdam): As diplomats scramble in search of ways to conduct this sort of...

Rudd Rewrites the Rules of Engagement

In an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, Geremie Barme, a professor of Chinese history at the Australian National University, commends Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s recent speech at Peking University, in...

Rudd to Pressure China on Climate, Rights

From NEWS.com.au: PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd will get a chance today to act on his pledge to speak frankly with Beijing about problems such as human rights and climate change when he meets Premier Wen Jiabao. The premier, who...

Gore backs Rudd’s China vision – Lincoln Wright

From The Daily Telegragh: Labor leader Kevin Rudd wants Australia to use its vast coal resources to pressure the Chinese into reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. Mr Rudd will lead a team of shadow ministers, scientists and businessmen to China in the next three months to negotiate an agreement. “Unless we deal with China effectively […]

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