Chinese politics

Dealing with commercial legal risks in the People's Republic of China: a primer for Australian businesses

December

Despite major legal reforms over the past two decades, the legal system in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) remains very different from Australia. Businesses that trade or invest in the PRC need to be keenly aware of these differences in order to minimise the risks of legal disputes or becoming a target of the PRC government’s anti-corruption campaign. Australian businesses also require a basic understanding of dispute resolution options in the PRC – litigation versus arbitration or mediation – and what to expect when a business relationship in the PRC turns ugly.

Webinar: Does China have the rule of law? What Australian businesses and the public should know

December

Since the 1980s the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has undertaken gradual reform of its legal system, towards what President Xi Jinping has called ‘governing the country in accordance with the law’. Still, in a context where – as Xi has stated – ‘the [Communist] Party leads on everything’, observers note that ‘socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics’ means a ‘rule of law’ which differs significantly from the Australian application of the concept.


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China’s new enthusiasm toward the declaration on the conduct of parties in the South China Sea

December

By Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ blog, Australian Outlook, on July 25 2019.

China: A Party of governance and control, not revolution

December

By Simone van Nieuwenhuizen

Note: This article appeared in the Lowy Institute's blog, The Interpreter, on November 23 2018.

John Keane - 'When trees fall, monkeys scatter' (Melbourne)

December

The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney welcomed John Keane, Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney, to discuss his new book When trees fall, monkeys scatter (World Scientific, 2017) on August 27 2018.


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Xi Jinping and the end of China's term limits

December

By Simone van Nieuwenhuizen

Note: This article appeared in the University of Nottingham's China Policy Institute: Analysis on March 1 2018.

John Keane - 'When trees fall, monkeys scatter'

December

The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney welcomed John Keane, Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney, to discuss his new book When trees fall, monkeys scatter (World Scientific, 2017).

In the global China debate, When trees fall, monkeys scatter is a strong critique of the orthodox view that the People's Republic of China (PRC) is an 'authoritarian' system and an unusual reflection on what lies ahead for the PRC. What are the implications of Professor Keane's analysis for the Australia-China relationship?


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Xi, Orwell and the language of Chinese politics

December

By Simone van Nieuwenhuizen

Note: This article appeared in the Lowy Institute for International Policy's blog, The Interpreter, on October 27 2017.

Human rights in China

December

Note: This is a summary of 'Human Rights in China', Between the Lines, ABC Radio National, July 27 2017.

In light of the death of Nobel laureate and Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo, how can the West help promote human rights in China?

Political trends in China

December

China is fast becoming a global actor, as its economic and diplomatic presence is felt nearly everywhere. Leaders in Beijing appear to have a vision for China’s role in international affairs, as exemplified by 'a new model of major-power relations', 'major country foreign policy with Chinese characteristics' and 'One Belt, One Road'.


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