Competition in the Asia Pacific gas market heats up


By Xunpeng Shi

Note: This article appeared in East Asia Forum on May 11 2019.

Australia and the Belt and Road Initiative


By James Laurenceson and Elena Collinson

Note: This text formed the basis for remarks delivered by James Laurenceson at the 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, April 25 2019.

Australia could be the big loser in a US-China trade deal, not that Donald Trump seems to care


By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in the South China Morning Post on April 11 2018.

China-Australia LNG trade in the context of the China-US trade war


1. In November 2018 Australia overtook Qatar to become the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), loading 6.5 Mt of LNG compared with 6.2 Mt for Qatar. [1] 

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


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.

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An update on PRC investment in Australian residential real estate


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


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


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


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


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.