Economics

China trade: The disturbing gap between US rhetoric and reality is emerging

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Pearls and Irritations, a public affairs blog, on December 1 2021.

Almost as soon as Beijing launched a campaign of trade punishment against Australia in May 2020, the instinct of many in Canberra was to reach for support from the US, our 'great and powerful friend'. 

Economic reality bites: What Australia needs to know amidst US-China strategic competition

December

Executive Summary

Australia-PRC trade and investment developments: a timeline

December

Note: This factsheet is a live document which will be updated as and when notable developments in trade and investment occur. It was last updated on November 8 2021.

Australia's export mix, industrial base and economic resilience challenge

December

video summary of the report is available.

 

Executive Summary

Introduction

Australia–China relations through the frame of trade

December

Since 2017, the political and diplomatic relationship between Australia and China has seen better days; notably, in that, no Australian Prime Minister has been invited to China since 2016. Yet despite these tensions, the economic relationship remains strong. The traditional mainstay of the trading relationship (natural resources for manufactured goods) remains solid and has been joined by an increasing flow of services (tourism, education, and logistics).

Assessing the risks from Australia's economic exposure to China

December

Why pushing for an economic ‘alliance’ with the US to counter Chinese coercion would be a mistake

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on September 13 2021.

Key trade indicators table - August 2021

September 9, 2021

Australia’s export exposure to China: Assessing the costs of disruption

December

video summary of the working paper is available.

 

Executive Summary

Australia’s luck in handling Chinese trade coercion

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the East Asia Forum on August 18 2021.