ACRI/CESA Conference 2018: Opening address by Geoff Raby
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.
Belt and Road Initiative Symposium
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.
Australia’s exposure to a Chinese economic hard landing: New findings
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. 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.
Connecting the Asia-Pacific: Australian participation in China's regional infrastructure initiatives
- 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.
ACRI/CESA joint event: Where to for the Australia-China economic relationship?
Last year Australia’s trade with China hit a record high of $184 billion. But there are concerns that economic risks in China, as well as political tensions in the bilateral relationship, might take a toll on the Australian economy. Will China’s demand for Australian natural resources remain buoyant as China’s domestic economy shifts away from investment towards consumption and services? Can the financial and investment side of the Australia-China economic relationship rise to match that of trade?
The NSW-China economic relationship in 2018
1. Over the past year the value of NSW goods exports to China is $8.1 billion. This is a record high. China accounts for 17.4 percent of NSW total goods exports, and is:
- 0.7 times that to Japan;
- 2.1 times that to Korea; and
- 3.0 times that to the US.
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China-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Future opportunities
The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) welcomed Trade Minister Steven Ciobo MP to deliver an address in the Theatre, Parliament House, Canberra on June 28 2018.
In 2015, the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was described as a state-of-the-art FTA. Beneficiaries included banks, insurers, securities companies, law firms, professional services suppliers and education services exporters, as well as health and aged care.
Donald Trump's trade war against China a case of sour grapes
China's Emissions Trading Scheme: What it means for Australia
1. On December 19 2017 China took the first step towards launching a nation-wide carbon emissions trading scheme (ETS). It has been testing emissions trading since 2013 with seven pilot schemes in five cities (Beijing, Chongqing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Shenzen) and two provinces (Guangdong and Hubei).