China

Commentary

7 Dec 2018

Darwin is now on the front line in managing tensions between Australia’s most important strategic ally and partner and its major trading partner.

Report

6 Dec 2018

India’s vast energy demand and growing import dependence are creating complex regional and global geopolitical relationships.

Report

27 Nov 2018

Does China seek to nurture and develop its ties to the Middle East as a prerequisite towards supplanting the United States as the security guarantor and primary extra-regional power there?

Policy report

The Chinese military’s collaboration with foreign universities
30 Oct 2018

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is expanding its research collaboration with universities outside of China. Since 2007, the PLA has sponsored more than 2,500 military scientists and engineers to study abroad and has developed relationships with researchers and institutions across the globe.

Report

29 Oct 2018

The purpose of this report is not to deny that China’s behaviour can present challenges to Australia’s national interest. It is essential that Australian responses to China’s rise and its behaviour are grounded in facts and evidence.

Report

25 Oct 2018

As the first paper in this series indicated, China seeks to develop its relationships with Middle Eastern states for a number of reasons. Those include Beijing’s need to secure its energy imports, to secure its exports via routes that pass through the Middle East and,...

Report

24 Oct 2018

This explainer provides an overview of the circular economy concept, what it looks like and why it’s being talked about. It also discusses recent research and developments in the circular economy space, and some of the challenges that may arise in its implementation.

Report

19 Oct 2018

In July 2018, a delegation from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities visited China. Travelling to four cities in five days, the delegation bore witness to the incredible progress made by China, particularly in the development of cities and transport...

Case study

10 Oct 2018

Urban parklands can be upgraded to be multifunctional water treatment and flood management assets.

Built in 2001, the Kunshan Forest Park is a National Urban Wetland Park covering an area of 166 hectares in the northwest of Kunshan city in Jiangsu province, China. The...

Report

9 Oct 2018

As it is doing with Saudi Arabia, and in keeping with President Xi Jinping’s political dictum of demonstrating to the world that China’s great rejuvenation has begun and that it is prepared to take its rightful place at or near the very top of the...

Report

2 Oct 2018

Even though China did not have a diplomatic relationship with Saudi Arabia until 1990, ties between the two countries have expanded rapidly since then. Energy products have formed the basis of a bilateral relationship that has, by and large, been of mutual benefit to both...

Report

How Chinese cities are scaling ambitious building energy-efficient solutions
27 Sep 2018

This report illustrates that adjusting building standards to impact the cities' environment, economy and etc. The standards mentioned here starts from the construction process until the entire lifecycle of the building in Chinese cities. Research support that buildings that are both energy efficient and supplied...

Report

25 Sep 2018

The Chinese have created an Arab Policy Paper, which sets out some of its goals in the region. Beijing also seeks to act as a peace-maker and possible arbiter in the Middle East.

Report

24 Sep 2018

For at least a decade and a half, Chinese hackers have conducted a widespread campaign of industrial cyber espionage, targeting private sector companies in an effort to steal intellectual property, trade secrets and other information that could help China become economically more competitive.

Audio

18 Sep 2018

Ever wondered why it's important to recognise the Chinese totalitarian system for what it is? This story explains why.

Report

13 Sep 2018

The Sino-Indonesian relationship is complicated. While there is a mutual economic requirement to maintain bilateral relations, China’s geopolitical imperatives and Indonesia’s suspicions, coupled with its underlying ethnic tensions, combine to constrain it.

Report

A summary report of the Coal Transitions project
6 Sep 2018

This report summarises key findings from case studies in six countries (China, India, Poland, Germany, Australia and South Africa), exploring pathways to implement coal transitions.

Report

Individual actors, collective initiatives and their impact on global greenhouse gas emissions
5 Sep 2018

Since the Paris Climate Agreement solidified an “all hands on deck” approach to climate change, cities, regions and businesses have become key contributors to mitigation, adaptation and finance efforts. These actors are pledging a range of actions, from directly reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions...

Discussion paper

30 Aug 2018

In this Centre of Gravity paper, Christopher B. Roberts, Director of the National Asian Studies Centre at the University of Canberra and a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, argues that Francis Fukuyama’s famous ‘end of history’ thesis is being challenged by...

Report

30 Aug 2018

This report identifies the management of one conundrum above all else as the key to the BRI’s fortunes from a Chinese perspective: the ability to retain sufficient support from the world’s governments and institutions as a means of both underpinning its business case and heading...

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