Bruce Jacobs is Emeritus Professor of Asian Languages and Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His recent books include Local Politics in Rural Taiwan under Dictatorship and Democracy (2008), Democratizing Taiwan (2012), and The Kaohsiung Incident in Taiwan and Memoirs of a Foreign Big Beard (2016). He edited the four-volume work Critical Readings on China-Taiwan Relations (2014) and is co-editor and contributor to the forthcoming Changing Taiwanese Identities.

Last Updated: June 12, 2017

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06.09.17

Australia Is Debating Chinese Influence. Should the U.S. Do the Same?

Bruce Jacobs, Kerry Brown & more
“The Chinese Communist Party is waging a covert campaign of influence in Australia,” went the claim in the newspaper The Age, in a series of articles exploring China’s hard and soft power “Down Under.” The articles set off a domestic debate about...