East Asia

Working paper

23 May 2019
22

China has recently overtaken the U.S to become the world largest importer of crude oil. In light of this fact, this paper formally compares contributions of demand shocks from China, the U.S and the rest of the world. It finds that China's influence on the...

Report

22 May 2019
0

Developing economies will struggle to grow sustainably without significant investment in recycling, reusing and repairing used raw materials and products. This paper looks at opportunities to coordinate regional trade policies and investment programmes to rapidly scale up the circular economy in the developing world.

Briefing paper

15 May 2019
43

By providing a comparative analysis of these two island regions, the authors aim to further understanding of Chinese aid in the Pacific and shed light on the current debates on Chinese aid modalities, motives and impact.

Report

14 May 2019
7

China is perhaps the most important economic partner for Indonesia, being both the second-largest investor in the country and the leading market for exported goods. Beyond economic ties, Jakarta often sees China as a strategic challenge. This paper looks at some of the challenges that...

Report

2 May 2019
21

This report argues that a narrower U.S digital trade agenda and China’s enthusiastic pursuit of new international standards has created a sense of uncertainty across international rule-setting on new technologies.

Report

1 May 2019
11

Chinese economic and trade malpractices over a long period of time are having profound distorting effects on the global economic system and US dissatisfaction is deepening and irreversible. This publication argues Australia has been slow or else reluctant to accept that the previous global economic...

Report

30 Apr 2019
9

This report finds that the concept of “soft power” is an overrated explanation for Chinese influence in the Pacific Islands. The buzzword often disguises more than it reveals about Chinese influence in Australia’s nearest region.

Journal article

26 Apr 2019
2

Urbanization brings significant changes to the urban food system. There is growing attention to food self-sufficiency in metropolitan areas for the concern of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation in food transportation. In China, grain self-sufficiency in metropolitan areas is also an important issue for grain security...

Journal article

24 Apr 2019
6

China has enacted a number of ambitious pollution control policies to mitigate air pollution in urban areas. Unintended side effects of these policies to other environmental policy arenas and regions have largely been ignored. To bridge this gap, the authors use a multiregional input-output model...

Briefing paper

12 Apr 2019
11

This briefing considers heightened tensions in the region and the Trump administration’s more forceful China Policy in the context of recent developments within Taiwan’s domestic politics, the current status of its relationship with the US and China, and its efforts to increase its presence in...

Report

8 Apr 2019
50

This report considers the approaches taken by development partners when transitioning and exiting from bilateral aid programs. It features case studies of Australia, Denmark, the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Book

8 Apr 2019
53

This Yearbook provides accessible analysis of the main events and trends of the year and is an essential tool for understanding China’s growing power and influence around the world.

Report

4 Apr 2019
16

This paper argues that the Chinese Communist Party sees the reintegration of Taiwan with the mainland as a sacred duty. As such, any declaration of Taiwanese independence would be a red line to Beijing, irrespective of whether Taiwan had foreign assistance in that endeavour or...

Blog post

29 Mar 2019
6

The Chinese social media giant is a growing global force, and it does the bidding of the Communist Party, writes Sarah Cook.

Report

28 Mar 2019
6

This paper makes the case that Canadian policy-makers may not fully appreciate the pitfalls of pursuing free trade with China.

Working paper

25 Mar 2019
14

This working paper explores the perceptions of people who are directly involved in international education in China (including government officials, university leaders and academics, as well as international students with different cultural backgrounds) and analyses their relevance to national policies.

Report

21 Mar 2019
7

This paper argues that India requires Russia’s military and political support as a counter to the perceived threat that China poses.

Report

20 Mar 2019
3

This report outlines how Japan’s concept of “quality infrastructure” comprises economic efficiency, inclusiveness, safety and resilience, sustainability, convenience and amenities. It argues that the enhanced prosperity of the Indo-Pacific is best served by cooperative efforts of countries throughout the region and a shift in rhetoric...

Report

14 Mar 2019
38

In May 2018 Malaysia underwent its first regime change in its political history. This analysis identifies four key areas that the new administration must deal with in the next twelve months: the Malay Agenda/Bumiputra Policy; the 1963 Malaysia Agreement (MA63); political Islam; and a clear...

Report

14 Mar 2019
7

This paper argues that the enhanced US-Vietnam economic ties reflect the fact that Washington has begun to recognise Vietnam’s economic potential and geopolitical significance.