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16 Nov 2017

This Analysis argues it is unlikely China will assume an international leadership position on climate, at least in Xi Jinping’s new term of office. However, longer-term technological and economic change, as well as a shift in the way the country presents itself on the world stage, suggest that...

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16 Nov 2017

Nutrition needs to become a central policy consideration in China’s broader food security strategy. China’s working population (15 – 60 years old) is set to recede out to 2050 while its elderly population (over 60 years old) is expected to become the largest group in the country by the same date...

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14 Nov 2017

Publishers are being urged to stop self-censoring in response to Chinese government intimidation.

Yesterday Allen&Unwin shelved a book on Chinese Communist Party influence in Australia because of unspecified threats from China, speculated to also relate to blocking the publisher’s...

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Briefing paper

13 Nov 2017

Key points:

  • The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is both a blueprint for a China-centric order in the Indo-Pacific and a means to address internal economic and political challenges.
  • China is not yet capable of leading that order, but its desire to do so is
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Research report

05 Nov 2017

This analysis provides a roadmap to scholars seeking to understand shifting Thai policies and for policymakers seeking to maintain a strong footing for the U.S.-Thailand alliance during a time of strategic flux. This paper is co-badged with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies,...

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Briefing paper

27 Oct 2017

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China featured President Xi Jinping outlining his vision of “socialism with Chinese characteristics”. This vision included China moving to the centre of the world stage based on expanding soft and hard power and the growth of the new economy...

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25 Oct 2017

A dual crisis haunts America’s Asia policy at a time when China is challenging the United States-led regional order. Early visits to the region by senior Trump administration officials, along with intense attention to the North Korean nuclear problem, point to an illusory continuity in Asia...

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Commentary

16 Oct 2017

Last week Radio National’s Background Briefing aired the extraordinary allegation that the seventy-seven alleged Chinese criminals deported from Fiji in August were mainly teenage girls brought to the Pacific as sex workers. All the evidence suggests that the arrests were designed to reassure a...

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16 Oct 2017

The Foreign Minister, 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.

The federal government has mounting anxieties about the way Beijing uses student groups to monitor...

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15 Oct 2017

Strategic risk is a grey area in which governments need to make critical assessments of capability, motive and intent. Over recent decades, judgements in this area have relied heavily on the conclusion that the capabilities required for a serious assault on Australia simply did...

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13 Oct 2017

Since late August 2017, there have been renewed allegations of systematic human rights abuses by Myanmar (also ‘Burma’) security forces conducting counter-insurgency and so-called ‘clearance operations’ against Rohingya militants in Rakhine State. The security operations followed coordinated...

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12 Oct 2017

Food loss and waste undermines food security and addressing it can provide economic, social and environmental benefits. Food is lost or wasted at each stage of the Chinese food supply chain but, as with other middle-income countries, more food is beginning to be wasted in the consumption stage....

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08 Oct 2017

In an unprecedented move, in August 2017 Chinese officials chartered a plane to Fiji and deported seventy-seven of their own citizens who had been living on the Pacific island

But as Hagar Cohen reports China's official explanation for this unusual extradition is being questioned by eye...

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06 Oct 2017

Xi Jinping is China’s most decisive, disciplined leader in a generation, leading a country that is fast approaching military and economic parity in Asia with the region’s long-standing dominant power, the United States. Xi has swept aside potential rivals at home, re-established the primacy of...

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Commentary

05 Oct 2017

When news broke two months ago that seventy-seven Chinese nationals had been deported from Fiji on a China Southern aircraft, the pictures seemed to tell the whole story. The criminals, said to be involved in a massive telecommunications fraud targeting people all over China, were marched onto...

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04 Oct 2017

Globalisation, the digital age and promises of democratic reform once inspired hope that a fresh era of press freedom was about to dawn across Southeast Asia. But two decades after the arrival of the internet those hopes have dwindled amid deteriorating standards.

Underscoring this trend...

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03 Oct 2017

On 8 March 2014, a Boeing 777 aircraft operated as Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370) was lost during a flight from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Beijing in the People’s Republic of China carrying 12 crew and 227 passengers. The search for the missing aircraft commenced on 8 March 2014 and...

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Briefing paper

21 Sep 2017

Within the last year international students from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have become a focal point of the Australian media. News reports and commentary centre on a variety of grievances:

  • Academic freedom on Australian campuses is challenged by PRC international students
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21 Sep 2017

There are currently 170,000 mainland Chinese students attending Australian universities.

While that's a huge financial bonus for universities as they scramble for funding — the rising cohort from China also poses significant challenges — not just around language, but also around the...

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20 Sep 2017

This report highlights that whilst alternative finance remains small as a proportion of overall credit outstanding in the financial system of many countries, it is growing rapidly. Australia is fast becoming a regional leader (behind China), which is evidenced by the substantial growth of...

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