Geoff Raby | Former Australian Ambassador To China & China’s Grand Strategy & Australia-China Geopolitics

China Geopolitics, Former Ambassador To China, Uighur Catastrophe, China’s Grand Strategy.

Geoff Raby is the former Australian Ambassador to China and also of the few true outsiders privies to the inside of China’s institutions.

Before Geoff was the Ambassador to China he was head of the Chinese Embassies Economic Division on behalf of Australia’s Department Of Foreign Affairs & Trade. Geoffs role as Australia’s Ambassador to China ended in 2011, but Geoff has since remained in Beijing and operates his consultancy firm, Geoff Raby & Associates. Geoff was tremendously generous with his time and offered us a brilliant insight into the ongoing geopolitical relations between both Australia & China, a commentary on China’s ongoing humanitarian catastrophe, SEZ & more.

In this interview, you can expect to learn about…

  • Romanticising China back in the 80’s.
  • Australia & China’s shifting relationship over the years.
  • Security & Geoff’s idea of a dystopian future.
  • The humanitarian catastrophe with the Uighurs.
  • More, more and more.

?️ Listen To This Podcast With Geoff Raby On China’s Grand Strategy On Apple HereSpotify Here – Or Everywhere Else Here


Time Stamps With Geoff Raby On China’s Grand Strategy

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 04:01 – Chit Chat
  • 05:37 – How Has Your Idea Of China Changed Over The Years?
  • 09:31 – Romatisicing The Early Days As A Diplomat In China?
  • 14:11 – How Has Australia’s Relationship With China Changed?
  • 19:36 – Underlying Incentives For BRI (Belt & Road Initiative)
  • 22:32 – What Do You Think Made Bob Hawke So Succesful In China?
  • 27:51 – Geoff Experience With SEZ (Special Economic Zones) Of China.
  • 35:31 – China Managing Thier Middle Income Trap.
  • 41:01 – How Do You Manage The Competing Interests Of What You Think Is Right Versus The Australian Politics Of The Day.
  • 43:29 – Geoff Operating As Australia’s Ambassador To China.
  • 46:21 – Australian Soft Power.
  • 54:13 – What Would You Have Had Scott Morrison Do?
  • 55:41 – Australia’s Dystopian Future.
  • 1:06:12 – An Australian Foreign Policy Based In Realism.
  • 1:10:33 – Security In The South China Sea.
  • 1:16:26 – Geoff Addressing The Uigher Humanitarian Disaster In China.
  • 1:27:51 – How Much Is Hong Kong Foreshadowing For Taiwan?
  • 1:31:51 – What Country Are You Most Bullish On?
  • 1:32:29 – What Two People Would You Witness A Conversation Between?

? Watch This Podcast With Geoff Raby On China’s Grand Strategy On Youtube Instead

Subscribe To My Newsletter – ?️ A Curious Worldview!

Cheers for reading through to the end you legend!

Every month (or couple of weeks) I write a short, popular email.

In it you will have your worldview expanded upon. It will either challenge your beliefs or open your eyes to something new. Never boring. Sometimes in will include things you don’t want to see. Sometimes it will be exactly what you were looking for.

It is free and the best thing you can do for me. If you are keen, chuck your email in below and then CHECK YOUR SPAM!



Top Places

Best Things to do in Paris
Things to do for couples in Berlin
Best Things to do in Rome
Activities in Barcelona

© 2023 Atlas Geographica. All rights reserved

'Curious Worldview Newsletter'

Before you continue… did you know Tim Ferriss values his email newsletter higher than his podcast?

I want to create the same relationship with you.

Join 10,000+ fellow comrades and friends…

Sign Up & Leave Your Email Here…