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.
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.
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.
This report explores the issues that Western companies face in approaching the once-in-a-century opportunity that is China.
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.
New Zealand and Australia need tougher laws against China's political influence pedalling.
Publisher Allen & Unwin has dropped a book by a prominent academic on China's expanding 'soft' influence in Australia, due to 'unspecified threats.'
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...
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.
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.
This policy brief first explains the challenges related to Chinese international students and then specifies policy recommendations to deal with these concerns.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...