Digest: June 8-15, 2021

Issue 2021/16

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Issue: 2021/16

  • Date range: June 8-15, 2021

  • Sources scanned: 86

  • Content: 227 publications from 53 sources

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Recommended readings:

  1. The Clash of Systems? Washington Should Avoid Ideological Competition With Beijing (Thomas Pepinsky and Jessica Chen Weiss):

    Framing U.S. strategy as a competition between democracy and authoritarianism is also likely to alienate countries that see limited ideological attraction in either the United States or China (and that, in any case, are driven less by ideological affinity than by national interests). And there is the related challenge of how strictly to define “democratic.” On the one hand, it would be counterproductive for the United States to set too high a bar for joining the democratic tent. But the opposite approach—calling partners “democratic” while overlooking their domestic abuses—would dilute the term, opening the United States to charges of hypocrisy and undermining U.S. moral leadership.

  2. Censored word lists are 'proprietary assets' for Chinese big tech (Shen Lu):

    How valuable is the censored list to each company? It's their proprietary asset. Why? No one will hand it to you. You can't communicate openly about what needs to be censored. Authorities definitely won't give you a specific list. So you have to come up with your own list. And if you do it well, that will give you a leg up in the competition.

  3. UTS:ACRI/BIDA Poll 2021: Australian views on the Australia-China relationship (Elena Collins and Paul Burke):

    Support for building stronger connections and ties, a strong relationship: Approximately six in 10 Australians (61 percent) believe that Australia should continue to try to build strong connections and ties, and have a strong relationship with China.

    Concerns: Approximately three-quarters of Australians (74 percent) express concerns about Australia’s relationship with China.

    Benefits: About six in 10 Australians (62 percent) also say they see the benefits of Australia’s relationship with China.

    Mistrust of the Chinese government: The majority of Australians (76 percent) express mistrust of the Chinese government.

    The Australian government’s management of China relations: A minority of Australians (32 percent) say that the Australian government is managing Australia’s relationship with China well.

    A harder Australian government line on China: Approximately six in 10 Australians (63 percent) believe that the Australian government should take a harder line with respect to its policies dealing with China.

  4. “印太战略”框架下澳大利亚对美政策研究——安全焦虑与“中等强国”的视角 (邱涛):

    澳大利亚由于其地广人稀、资源丰富和远离西方世界,其战略文化中存在明显的安全焦虑和中等强国抱负。在“印太战略”背景下,这两个因素驱动着澳大利亚的对美政策,其试图通过紧密地追随美国实现以较低的成本获得美国的安全保证,维持它在该地区的“中等强国”地位。美国为筑牢遏制中国崛起的“南锚”,也极力拉拢澳大利亚,赋予其所谓特殊的盟国地位。但是,“印太战略”框架下的澳美同盟具有极大的非对称性,澳大利亚面临较高的被“连累”与“抛弃”的风险,而收益与日本和印度相比却相对较低。


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