Economics

World politics explainer: Deng Xiaoping’s rise to power

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on October 8 2018.

By orchestrating China’s transition to a market economy, Deng Xiaoping has left a lasting legacy on China and the world.

Renewable energy development in China

December

1. China is now the world leader in installed capacities of hydro, solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power. China currently accounts for 28.5 percent of the global hydroelectricity generation, 32.8 percent and 31.9 percent of global solar PV and wind power installed capacity, respectively.[1] 

2. In 2017 China added:

Steve Bannon on Australia and China

December

Steven Bannon, former chief strategist to US president, Donald Trump, has courted Australian media in a bid to influence public opinion on China.

The WA-China economic relationship

December

1. In the year to June 2018, the value of Western Australia goods exports to China was $61.5 billion. This compares with a record high of $62.7 billion in May 2014.1

2. Exports to China account for 47.4 percent of total WA goods exports, and are the equivalent of 24.8 percent of Gross State Product.2

Deepening reform to counter trade threat

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the China Daily on August 8 2018. 

The United States continues to ratchet up its trade threats against China, the latest being the threat to impose 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese exports, up from the 10 percent mooted previously.

Are China's exports crowding out or being crowded out? Evidence from Japan's imports

December

Many high income countries, including Australia, have concerns that their exports might be displaced by those from China. New UTS:ACRI research finds that China’s rise up the global value chain is likely to be a slow and gradual process. In fact, China’s own exports at lower quality points are now being displaced by other countries.

ACRI/CESA Conference 2018: Opening address by Geoff Raby

December

As part of the 30th annual conference of the Chinese Economics Society of Australia (CESA) the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) welcomed former Australian Ambassador to China, Dr Geoff Raby, to deliver the opening address. Dr Raby spoke on his 30 years of observing China’s economic development.

Following his address, Dr Raby was interviewed by Professor James Laurenceson, ACRI Deputy Director, and participated in a Q&A session with the audience.

The text of Dr Raby's speech is available below.


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Belt and Road Initiative Symposium

December

Connecting the Asia-Pacific: Australian participation in China’s regional infrastructure activities

The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Deloitte hosted a Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Symposium, ‘Connecting the Asia-Pacific: Australian participation in China’s regional infrastructure activities’, on July 17 2018. 


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December
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Australia’s exposure to a Chinese economic hard landing: New findings

December

Last year the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) reported on modelling by Deloitte that found an economic hard landing in China would send the Australian economy into recession.[1] New research points to a more sanguine outcome.

Inoue, et al. (2018) modelled the impact of a one percentage point drop in Chinese GDP growth.[2]

Connecting the Asia-Pacific: Australian participation in China's regional infrastructure initiatives

December

Executive summary

Major ‘infrastructure gaps’ plague the Asia-Pacific region, constraining economic integration and undermining development efforts.

- In 2013, China launched two new projects – the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) – to lead regional efforts to plug these infrastructure gaps.