Christopher Findlay


Chinese direct investment in Australia: public reaction, policy response, investor adaptation

China’s overseas direct investment (ODI) in Australia has attracted adverse public reaction, similar to the reaction to Japanese investment in the late 1980s. Publicly aired concerns focus on Chinese ODI which is predominantly from state-owned enterprises and is perceived as a risk to Australia’s control...
Discussion paper

Chinese investment in Australian resources

This paper examines two issues posed by the prospect of a significant rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) from China into the Australian resources sector. Is the surge of FDI into Australian mining and energy consistent with achieving the traditional gains from foreign investment? And...