Economics

There’s no need for panic over China’s trade threats

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation, on November 12 2020.

China’s increasingly belligerent threats to close its markets to Australian exports have excited talk of a full-blown trade war.

But let’s not panic. These threats are best understood as psychological warfare, not a statement of reality.

Doing business in a complex geopolitical landscape – some stories of success

December

Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's monthly commentary series, featuring a piece on a topical subject in the Australia-China relationship from an invited expert contributor. 

By Merriden Varrall

Australia as a pioneer in dealing with China

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: A German translation of this article appeared in Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft (International Politics and Society) Journal on October 27 2020.

Australia’s exports to the PRC: take away iron ore and what’s left?

December

Iron ore has long been a dominant component of Australia’s exports to the People's Republic of China (PRC). This means that even relatively small changes in the world price of iron ore can have a significant impact on the total value of Australia’s exports to the PRC. This fact sheet removes iron ore from the equation to more clearly see how other components of Australia’s exports to the PRC are evolving.

The lesser-known benefits of trade with China

December

By Xunpeng Shi

Note: This article appeared in Asia & the Pacific Policy Society’s blog, Policy Forum, on October 21 2020.

The Australia-PRC economic relationship: greater distancing or closer mutual dependence?

December

Australia-PRC economic ties: whither now?

December

As Australia’s diplomatic relationship with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) remains locked in a tense standoff with unclear prospects for reconciliation, the economic relationship – which has hitherto served as ballast for the broader bilateral relationship – also finds itself navigating increasingly uncertain waters. The imposition of a series of trade restrictions by the PRC government come amidst an ongoing debate in Australia about its trade exposure to the PRC and a backdrop of record-low levels of PRC investment in Australia.


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Australia-China monthly wrap-up: September 2020

December

By Elena Collinson and James Laurenceson

While Australia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) remain at a diplomatic impasse, Australia continues its work towards soft-balancing the PRC by strengthening its regional relationships.

Clear-eyed responses as well as assessments needed on the PRC

December

Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's monthly commentary series, featuring a piece on a topical subject in the Australia-China relationship from an invited expert contributor. 

By James Laurenceson

PRC economic coercion: the recent Australian experience

December