A smarter way for Australia to handle its dealings with China

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is looking to crack down on agreements Premier Daniel Andrews has made with China.

The Age believes, however, that there is a more sensible path. The Victorian and federal governments should work more closely together to ensure that programs such as the Jiangsu grants operate in a way that ensures Australian intellectual property can be protected and there is no military application. Australia needs to get smarter in its dealings with China. We need to work out where we can co-operate for mutual benefit and resist the urge to simply shut down programs in the face of difficulties.

A smarter way for Australia to handle its dealings with China

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