China

Report

17 Apr 2018

The Northern Territory’s controversial lease of the strategically-important Port of Darwin to a Chinese company with People’s Liberation Army links, highlights the type of tensions that might increase between the federal government and the States and Territories over the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and...

Research report

10 Apr 2018

This report uses moving, first-person testimonies and in-depth interviews, to reveal how confessions are forced and extracted through threats, torture, and fear; how police dictate and direct confessions; and how they are often used as tools of propaganda for both domestic audiences and as part...

Research report

5 Apr 2018

The Sino-Pakistani relationship was forged out of a common desire to limit India. It has since grown beyond that goal, even though it continues to underscore the relationship. The danger for Pakistan, however, is that it could grow over-dependent on China.

Commentary

4 Apr 2018

The author of the controversial Silent Invasion argues it's not the book, but the reaction to it, that has highlighted something troubling in Australian intellectual life.

Research report

3 Apr 2018

China’s agricultural research is dominated by the State. Since the establishment of Communist China in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has linked its legitimacy to progress in the betterment of the agricultural sector. It is therefore easy to see why it still exercises near...

Book

26 Mar 2018

Artificial intelligence technologies will disrupt warfighters and warfighting, ushering in algorithmic warfare and irrevocably changing our operational art and the character of war.

Commentary

21 Mar 2018

Hamilton paints a picture of unrelenting determination not only to control those within China but also to dominate the world using whatever means at its disposal. To Hamilton, China is “Australia’s enemy”, writes Andrew Podger.

Research report

20 Mar 2018

On a country-wide scale, China has an adequate supply of water. Those water resources are not uniformly distributed throughout the country, however, with four-fifths of the supply located in the south. This imbalance of water resources leaves some parts of the country with high levels...

Research report

13 Mar 2018

Scholars and policy experts debate Australian participation in the ‘Australia-India-Japan-United States consultations on the Indo-Pacific’ - known universally as the ‘Quad’.

Research report

6 Mar 2018

The second half of the twentieth century witnessed the re-emergence of China and India as major actors on the world stage.

Audio interview

27 Feb 2018

China gave up its emperors centuries ago but now it appears to be preparing to anoint a new one — its current president Xi Jinping.

Research report

20 Feb 2018

This paper outlines the evolution of China’s engagement with the dominant global norms of responsible behaviour.

Research report

20 Feb 2018

The quadrilateral dialogue, an informal gathering between officials from the United States, Japan, India and Australia, has been revived after a decade-long hiatus. In order for the Quad 2.0 to be successful, it must concentrate on conrete, focused and tangible areas of cooperation that will...

Research report

16 Feb 2018

This reports aims to assist the Sino-Australian bilateral relationship adapt to meet China’s new carbon emissions policies and to facilitate a smoother transition to a low carbon future.

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.

Blog post

1 Feb 2018

China is unlikely to be influenced by advice from countries which seem intent on seeking to contain its growth or restrict its role as a great power, writes Michael Powles.

Book

11 Jan 2018

This book presents and discusses a selection of papers developed from the Greater China Australia Dialogue on Public Administration’s fifth workshop held in late 2015, which focused on budget and financial management reforms, including how different nations account for the relative performance of their public...

Report

8 Jan 2018

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

Journal article

5 Dec 2017

This paper uses China’s official definition of ‘core interests’ as a benchmark to examine three aspects of China’s diplomacy in the Pacific: main interests, means to safeguard interests, and the implications for regional powers.