Political trends in China
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'.
China’s factory workers are becoming more restive
By Anita Chan
Note: This article appeared on Yale Global Online on May 20 2015.
It’s been chiseled into the minds of Chinese bureaucrats – they must “maintain social stability” to climb the career ladder. This amounts to a license for clamping down on any sign of disturbance. Increasing numbers of strikes have been met with vigorous suppression.
Huang Jing on President Xi Jinping’s foreign policy
On July 02 2015 Professor Huang Jing gave a talk on President Xi Jinping’s foreign policy, including his approach to the South China Sea.
Professor Chen Kang - Local Government in China
On February 5 2015 ACRI in partnership with the Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government (ACELG) hosted a visit by Professor Chen Kang from the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Professor Kang presented a seminar entitled 'Local Government in China: The experiments in Democracy at a City Level'.
Boao Forum Summit 2014
On December 5 2014 ACRI was honoured to host a visit from Secretary-General Wenzhong Zhou of the Boao Forum for Asia.
In conversation with Professor the Hon Bob Carr, ACRI Director, Secretary-General Zhou shared his insights on the bilateral relationship between China and Australia and spoke about his vision for the Boao Forum. Secretary-General Zhou also discussed the Chinese economy, the environment and other issues relevant to the Australia-China relationship.
Kerry Brown in conversation with Bob Carr
On April 30 2015 Professor Kerry Brown sat down with Professor the Hon Bob Carr to discuss contemporary Chinese government. In addition to providing a general overview of their system, he discussed where power resides, who is on the rise, who is on the decline, and how factions work.
Professor Brown is the Director of the China Studies Centre and author of Contemporary China, Hu Jintao: China’s Silent Ruler and most recently The New Emperors - Power and the Princelings in China (2014).