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Implications of the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Congress: part two - some consequences of China’s new foreign policy

In part two of his examination of the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, Lindsay Hughes examines Beijing’s message and some of its international ramifications.

Australia's management of strategic risk in the new era

Australia’s strategic outlook is deteriorating and, for the first time since World War II, we face an increased prospect of threat from a major power. This means that a major change in Australia’s approach to the management of strategic risk is needed.

Tougher laws to thwart Chinese government influence: expert

New Zealand and Australia need tougher laws against China's political influence pedalling.

Clear waters and green mountains: Will Xi Jinping take the lead on climate change?

China cannot assume an international leadership position on climate until it deepens its domestic energy transition and greens its overseas investments.

China’s quest for nutritional security

Nutrition is an important, but under-appreciated, component of Chinese food security. A greater appreciation of the role that access to nutritious food plays in economic productivity could help to reduce the economic burden of an ageing population.

Tipping the balance in Southeast Asia? Thailand, the United States and China

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.
Briefing paper

One belt, one road, many rules-based orders

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a blueprint for a China-centric order in the Indo-Pacific. Australia requires policy flexibility to successfully navigate the regional changes caused by China’s gamble on BRI.

Understanding China’s politics, economic policy makers and policy making under Xi Jinping

This paper is a detailed analysis of the change in China’s political and policy making system as well as the emergence of key economic policy makers during the Xi Jinping era. It also explores how policy is made in China’s complexed and multilayered system through...
Journal article

China’s diplomacy in the Pacific: interests, means and implications

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.
Journal article

Singapore’s survival and its China challenge

Singapore-China relations have deteriorated since 2010, due to Singapore’s position over the disputed South China Sea and its support for the United States’ strategy of ‘rebalancing’.