China

Research report

30 Jun 2017

Australia’s preoccupation with the US-China dynamic in recent years is unsurprising — given its historic relationship with America and the size of economic engagement with China. It is to be expected that some see a role for Australia in mediating the intensifying contest between these giants....

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Research report

30 Jun 2017

The two-decade period of United States post-Cold War predominance is now over, and an era of greater multipolarity has begun. Many fear that the rise of China and a resurgent Russia will bring marked decline in respect for rules and international law. Western policymakers are responding by...

Research report

30 Jun 2017

The West is in deep trouble. As a geopolitical entity, a model of economic success, a cultural and moral ideal, and as a superior form of governance the West seems to have lost its way. The leadership of the free world by the United States is now fraught with uncertainty. In America, and much of...

Journal article

19 Jun 2017

During 2011, the United States and Australia agreed to the deployment of a US Marine Corps force to Darwin, Australia, to be rotated on a seasonal basis. This expeditionary force aspires to strengthen the interoperability between the US military and Australian Defence Force. It also is a...

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Journal article

19 Jun 2017

This paper examines and takes stock of the changed dynamics in Australia’s relationships with China and the United States. It revisits the importance of the US alliance to Australia’s security and considers a range of regional bilateral and multilateral options to pursue as Australian...

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Research report

13 Jun 2017

The AIIB is a controversial addition to Asian economic regionalism. It is the first multilateral development bank (MDB) dedicated to infrastructure, and the first international economic institution created by China. However, critics have alleged it is a vehicle for Chinese geostrategic goals,...

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Journal article

06 Jun 2017

No development in international politics is attracting as much attention as the emergence of China as a great power. But many questions and uncertainties attend China’s rise. What are the longterm goals of Chinese power? Does Beijing view the international system as fundamentally beneficial to...

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Research report

01 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...

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Policy report

28 Mar 2017

Key points

Perceptions of Australia’s vulnerability to Chinese economic pressure are exaggerated. Some individual sectors are more vulnerable than others but this does not extend to the economy as a whole.

Economic pressure that would have the biggest impact on...

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Research report

22 Mar 2017

Executive summary

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (also known as One Belt, One Road (OBOR)) is one of President Xi’s most ambitious foreign and economic policies. It aims to strengthen Beijing’s economic leadership through a vast program of infrastructure building...

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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 by the...

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Research report

16 Mar 2017

Executive summary and recommendations

The Trump administration looks to be adopting a more muscular and self-interested security policy in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Confrontational on China: Trump and his advisers have outlined a hard line towards
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Research report

31 Jan 2017

Overview

US–China military exchanges constitute an important aspect of bilateral relations between the reigning superpower and a fast-rising one.

This ASPI Strategy takes stock of Sino-US military contacts over the past 15 years and provides some preliminary...

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Commentary

Article

27 Jan 2017

Dollar a litre milk was quick to become the villain of the dairy crisis.

For many shoppers, it was why farmers were being forced off their farms.

It prompted social media campaigns calling on the major supermarkets to ditch the cheap milk.

But what few understand even to...

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Research report

24 Jan 2017

Introduction

President Donald Trump has hinted at a more muscular US foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific. In tweets and speeches since the election, he has adopted a hard-line on China’s island-building in the South China Sea, vowed to prevent North Korea from acquiring a...

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Research report

26 Dec 2016

Abstract

As strategic efforts are defined in part by their ultimate “big picture” goals, Evelyn Goh addresses the question of what the endpoint should be for strategic diplomacy in Northeast Asia. She argues that in considering the broader regional order, an ultimate goal...

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Research report

14 Dec 2016

Overview

What should the U.S. and its close allies do about China’s strategic expansion into the South China Sea?

Beijing now has overwhelming military, coast guard and maritime militia forces in this theatre and it has seized numerous reefs and dredged up new...

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Research report

02 Dec 2016

While Indonesia under Jokowi can be expected to continue to take unilateral action to reinforce the Indonesian position around the Natuna Islands, Jokowi has not played an active diplomatic role on the broader South China Sea issue. In the longer term, Indonesia is better off investing in...

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Book

30 Nov 2016

Governments around the world invest considerable resources in enhancing the capabilities of their civil service administrations with the intention of improving the quality and e ectiveness of public administration. While most developed and many developing nations have established professional...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The winter in the severe cold area of China is long and cold, with a long heating period. In recent years, the indoor air temperature during heating in residential buildings kept increas-ing. In order to study the thermal comfort and adaptation in such an overheated...