Economics

Australia's commercial reality jars with the Indo-Pacific narrative

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in East Asia Forum online on January 5 2020, and republished in The Australian Financial Review on January 6 2020. 

Cross-border neural networks: Australia-China collaboration in artificial intelligence research

December

Key findings

A Chinese company just bought some of our biggest milk brands. Should we be worried?

December

By James Laurenceson and Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in Network 10’s 10 daily on November 28 2019.

China’s buying the farm again.

Or so some headlines and talk-back radio hosts reckon.

Australia's agriculture, forestry and fisheries exports to the PRC

December

A report published in May 2019 by the Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney established that Australia’s economic exposure to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is large and growing, even when exports of minerals and fuels are excluded.

Roundtable: Views from Australia and China on regional trade and investment

December

The Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:ACRI) on October 31 2019 hosted a delegation from the PRC’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) for a roundtable discussion on regional trade cooperation, US-PRC trade tensions and PRC economic reform.

Participants exchanged views on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the US-PRC trade dispute and the PRC’s economic policy.


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US-China tensions: how vulnerable is the Australian economy? - in conversation with John Edwards

December

Friction between the US and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) across multiple domains, particularly trade and technology, continues to grow unabated. Market barriers, state subsidies, currency manipulation, forced technology transfers and intellectual property theft are just a few points of contention in a lengthy list of disputes between the two countries.


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China’s economy: state of the state versus private sector

December

Successive waves of ‘reform and opening up’ in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) facilitated the growth of a private sector in an economy that had long been dominated by state-owned enterprises (SOEs). However, increasing state control over the economy has added to external pressures facing PRC firms. This factsheet provides an update on developments in the PRC’s private and state sectors.

Working paper: Partners in knowledge creation: trends in Australia-China research collaboration and future challenges

December

Trade provides the ballast for relations with China

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ blog, Australian Outlook, on July 4 2019.

Understanding Australia's economic dependence on China

December

While Australia's economic relationship with China has rapidly grown, so too have fears that this exposure presents Australia with excessive risk. This factsheet draws on data from an Australia-China Relations Institute report, 'Small grey rhinos: understanding Australia's economic dependence on China', which discusses the market forces driving the Australia-China economic relationship as well as the three main attendant risks.