Relations with China

Research report

13 Feb 2018

This Strategic Insight looks beyond our region and beyond China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative (BRI) to highlight how China is expanding its influence in Africa and the Middle East.

Research report

13 Feb 2018

In Afghanistan, China recognises several economic and strategic opportunities to advance its goals in the region and beyond, including the opportunity to acquire access to much of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth.

Report

5 Feb 2018

Liberal democracies in proximity to China in the Asia-Pacific region serve as good examples of what may await Europe if China further intensifies its efforts, with Australia being a particularly helpful bellwether.

Commentary

16 Jan 2018

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and Maurice Newman share a deep suspicion of China’s intentions in the Pacific. Graeme Smith argues that the reality doesn’t match their claims.

Report

8 Jan 2018

This report explores the issues that Western companies face in approaching the once-in-a-century opportunity that is China.

Audio interview

30 Nov 2017

Louisa Lim, a senior lecturer at the Centre for Advancing Journalism, says Australian institutions are being left open to Communist Party influence peddling through ignorance.

Audio program

14 Nov 2017

New Zealand and Australia need tougher laws against China's political influence pedalling.

Audio interview

13 Nov 2017

Publisher Allen & Unwin has dropped a book by a prominent academic on China's expanding 'soft' influence in Australia, due to 'unspecified threats.'

Report

10 Nov 2017

This paper is a detailed analysis of the change in China’s political and policy making system as well as the emergence of key economic policy makers during the Xi Jinping era. It also explores how policy is made in China’s complexed and multilayered system through...

Briefing paper

27 Oct 2017

This Insight sets out the five big takeways from a recent visit to China.

Report

25 Oct 2017

In an era of rising Chinese power and ambition, America’s position in Indo-Pacific Asia is at risk of decline not through war but due to inattention.

Audio program

16 Oct 2017

Julie Bishop has issued a blunt warning to Chinese University students affiliated with the Communist Party, urging them to respect freedom of speech in Australia.

Commentary

16 Oct 2017

Exaggerated fears about China’s intentions reflect a misunderstanding of what’s happening in the region, writes Graeme Smith.

Briefing paper

21 Sep 2017

This policy brief first explains the challenges related to Chinese international students and then specifies policy recommendations to deal with these concerns.

Audio interview

21 Sep 2017

Academic staff at Australian universities have been targeted in Chinese social media campaigns after complaints from Chinese students that their teaching material was 'offensive.'

Conference paper

Conference paper presented at the conference on “The corrosion of democracy under China’s global influence,” supported by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, and hosted in Arlington, Virginia, USA, September 16-17, 2017
18 Sep 2017

This paper considers the potential impact of China’s expanded political influence activities in New Zealand and how any effects could be mitigated and countered.

Research report

1 May 2017

This May 2017 report is the latest in a series of Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia reports, by KPMG and The University of Sydney's China Studies Centre. It analyses Chinese outbound direct investment into Australia in 2016 and includes specialist contributions from Knight Frank, providing...

Essay

17 Mar 2017

The 2017 Whitlam Institute Gough Whitlam Oration by Dr Stephen FitzGerald AO was a landmark and timely address on Australia's place in the world.

Offering a unique perspective as a diplomat, academic and Australia's first Ambassador to the People's Republic of China - appointed...

Research report

20 Sep 2016

The rise of China as a global economic powerhouse has been well documented. Perhaps less well known has been the emergence of China’s currency, the Renminbi (RMB), as one of the world’s truly global currencies.

Use of the Renminbi was limited even ten years...

Research report

7 Sep 2016

Australia’s services sector may be the largest beneficiary of China’s rebalancing in the future, according to a new research report prepared by Australian Centre for Financial Studies for the Australia China Business Council and ShineWing Australia.

China is Australia’s largest two-way trading partner, and...

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