Xi Jinping may be preaching trade, but China’s opening up has slowed
China isn't Australia's biggest trade problem: it's the US
China’s institutional impediments to productivity growth
ACRI’s Professor James Laurenceson discusses issues surrounding new estimates of productivity change in China calculated by Professor Harry X. Wu. He makes two points of reflection on a well-constructed and thought-provoking paper that presents a sombre view of China’s productivity performance. First, living standards are ultimately reflected in labour productivity and China’s labour productivity has continued to increase at a rapid rate.
Private property developers are really driving China’s debt: new research
Barnaby Joyce’s mixed messaging on property rights
Note: This article originally appeared on The Interpreter, the blog of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, October 28 2016.
There’s been a good deal of mixed messaging coming from Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce recently.
The economy is faltering? Chinese consumers aren’t buying it
Are economists China-blind?
An update on Chinese investment in Australian residential real estate
Chinese investors remain prominent relative to those from other countries but marginal compared with local buyers. More than a year of heightened compliance activity by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has yielded little evidence that foreign investment rules have been widely flouted.
1. Foreign buyers (not just those from China) currently account for 10.4 percent and 7.2 percent of demand for new and established Australian residential real estate, respectively.
Chinese-language media in Australia: Developments, challenges and opportunities
On September 8 2016 the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney released an independent report on Chinese-language media in Australia.
The report is authored by Wanning Sun, a Professor of Media and Communication at UTS with a decade of experience conducting academic research into the sector.
Professor Sun details a rapidly changing media landscape that outsiders on the one hand find inscrutable but also regularly place at the heart of the Chinese government’s attempts to exert soft power.
Australian higher education: the China factor
1. Education is Australia’s largest services export, worth $19.4 billion in 2015, making it the third largest export behind iron ore and coal.
2. Globally, China is the number one country of origin for students enrolling in higher education abroad.
Chinese students comprise 17 percent of the global total of tertiary-level, internationally mobile students.