Relations with China

Commentary

15 Mar 2019
5

Pacific islands are navigating their own route between big-power plans, writes Graeme Smith.

Audio podcast

5 Mar 2019
0

The Pacific is seeing a flurry of diplomatic activity: Australia is ‘stepping up’, New Zealand has ordered a ‘Pacific reset’ and even Great Britain is reopening missions in its former Pacific colonies. The reason for their sudden interest is simple: China. If Beijing comes good...

Policy report

19 Feb 2019
243

The principles of free market, liberal, democratic capitalism are under assault, argues Emeritus Professor Wolfgang Kasper in this essay.

Report

14 Feb 2019
281

CEDA’s 2019 Economic and Political Overview looks back at the economic and political events that shaped 2018, as well as looking ahead to 2019. A new addition for 2019 is an overview of policy and how it relates to economic and political outcomes. Issues are...

Commentary

25 Jan 2019
14

The unexplained detention of author and diplomat, Yang Hengjun, has raised more questions about the motives of a Chinese government under stress from within and without.

Report

23 Jan 2019
32

New data suggests East Asia is no longer as reliant on US or Western markets as it once was. Instead, led by a huge expansion in Chinese demand, the region has become far more internally driven, making it somewhat less vulnerable to current global trade...

Commentary

7 Dec 2018
68

Darwin is now on the front line in managing tensions between Australia’s most important strategic ally and partner and its major trading partner.

Report

27 Nov 2018
6

Does China seek to nurture and develop its ties to the Middle East as a prerequisite towards supplanting the United States as the security guarantor and primary extra-regional power there?

Report

20 Nov 2018
12

This report argues that if American policymakers can make sound decisions about how to evolve the capabilities, operating concepts and posture of their armed forces, and embed these in sensible policies for the region, a balance of power can be sustained.

Policy report

The Chinese military’s collaboration with foreign universities
30 Oct 2018
118

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is expanding its research collaboration with universities outside of China. Since 2007, the PLA has sponsored more than 2,500 military scientists and engineers to study abroad and has developed relationships with researchers and institutions across the globe.

Report

29 Oct 2018
17

The purpose of this report is not to deny that China’s behaviour can present challenges to Australia’s national interest. It is essential that Australian responses to China’s rise and its behaviour are grounded in facts and evidence.

Report

23 Oct 2018
20

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue between India, the US, Japan and Australia (the Quad, sometimes referred to as the QSD) was initiated more than a decade ago, but fell apart after Australia withdrew support in 2008. The four members restarted the idea (Quad 2.0) on the...

Report

Views from ASPI
10 Oct 2018
74

Australia’s 5G network is critical national infrastructure and this was one of the most important policy decisions the government had to make this year.

Report

9 Oct 2018
6

As it is doing with Saudi Arabia, and in keeping with President Xi Jinping’s political dictum of demonstrating to the world that China’s great rejuvenation has begun and that it is prepared to take its rightful place at or near the very top of the...

Report

2 Oct 2018
4

Even though China did not have a diplomatic relationship with Saudi Arabia until 1990, ties between the two countries have expanded rapidly since then. Energy products have formed the basis of a bilateral relationship that has, by and large, been of mutual benefit to both...

Report

13 Sep 2018
53

The Sino-Indonesian relationship is complicated. While there is a mutual economic requirement to maintain bilateral relations, China’s geopolitical imperatives and Indonesia’s suspicions, coupled with its underlying ethnic tensions, combine to constrain it.

Report

30 Aug 2018
147

This report identifies the management of one conundrum above all else as the key to the BRI’s fortunes from a Chinese perspective: the ability to retain sufficient support from the world’s governments and institutions as a means of both underpinning its business case and heading...

Discussion paper

30 Aug 2018
3

In this Centre of Gravity paper, Christopher B. Roberts, Director of the National Asian Studies Centre at the University of Canberra and a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, argues that Francis Fukuyama’s famous ‘end of history’ thesis is being challenged by...

Report

28 Aug 2018
43

This report examines the current 'trade war' between the US and China and assesses the consequences if it stays limited or expands globally.

Audio interview

10 Jul 2018
15

New Zealand's recently released Strategic Defence Policy Statement has some frank language about China's actions in the South China Sea and its wider ambitions, and Beijing isn't happy about it.

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