Economics

Fintech payments innovation in China and Australia - Divergence or convergence?

December

The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) hosted a panel discussion on ‘Fintech payments innovation in China and Australia – divergence or convergence?’, centred around a forthcoming report for ACRI by Dr Luke Deer from the University of Sydney Business School.


Event Information
Date
December
Time
8:56 AM
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An update on PRC investment in Australian residential real estate

December

Investment from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the Australian residential real estate market overall largely aligns with Australia’s foreign investment policy objectives. PRC investment in the residential real estate market has declined since 2016-17. The evidence available does not suggest systemic wilful non-compliance with residential real estate rules overseen by the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). 

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement and Australia's labour market: claims versus evidence

December

Executive Summary

- When the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was signed in 2015 claims were made that Australian jobs would go to Chinese workers and safety standards on Australian work sites would fall. 

Can energy-price regulations smooth price fluctuations? Evidence from China’s coal sector

December

Due to the dominance of coal in China’s energy mix, coal prices have always been a challenging part of pricing reform. The recent frequent government interventions raise the key research questions: what is the actual impact of price policies on coal price fluctuations, and how can forward-looking pricing policies be made? By proposing a novel classification of coal pricing policies and introducing an expectation and forward-looking coefficient, the paper examines the relationship between coal price fluctuations and pricing policies using the generalised method of moments (GMM) method.

If China sneezes, there's no reason for Australia to get pneumonia

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on January 9 2019.

In 2018 China delivered the Australian economy what it has come to count on: another big boost in demand.

The latest data show annual Australian goods exports to China hitting $112 billion, up 10.3 percent on a year earlier. Services exports stand at $16.9 billion, jumping 17.2 percent.

Chinese investment in Australian infrastructure assets: Accounting for local public preferences

December

Chinese investment in Australian infrastructure assets can bring economic benefits for both countries. However, it can also create domestic political challenges. This is because Australian public support for foreign investment in infrastructure is limited. In order to better inform public policy and firm decision-making in both China and Australia, this paper undertakes a choice modelling analysis of original survey data to determine the drivers of local public preferences.

Now Beijing is closing the door too

December

By Simone van Nieuwenhuizen

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on October 22 2018.

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.