ACRI Opinion

China hardly figures in the US election campaign, but it really should

December

By Elena Collinson

Note: This article originally appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, April 21 2016. 

China doesn't figure big in this US presidential campaign despite the country being America's largest trading partner, with trade totalling $600 billion a year.

Australians may not be motivated by racism when it comes to Chinese investment

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in The Conversation, April 19 2016.

Do Australian attitudes towards Chinese investment reflect racism? It’s a question I’ve often been asked but it’s a tough one to answer.

Lonely mission for US' Deputy Sheriff in South China Sea

December

China has room for policy reform

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in the Australian Financial Review, March 10 2016.

China has a choice. It can have higher growth now or higher growth later, but not both.

That's the assessment of many commentators as they watch an investment and industrial output-led economy move towards one led by consumption and services.

Australia's fashion opening in China

December

By Hannah Bretherton

 

This article originally appeared in The Diplomat 

 

Last month the editor in chief of Vogue China got me thinking. I had never before put “fashion” and “China” in the same column. When I talk with friends about shopping destinations in Asia the list will run from Hong Kong to Singapore to Tokyo or Kuala Lumpur before anyone even contemplates Shanghai.

 

The stimulus that wasn’t: re-interpreting China’s monetary moves

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in the The Conversation, March 4 2016.

The Great Fall of China? Insights from a China bull

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared on Nottingham University's China Policy Institute blog, February 29 2016. 

Chinese consumers aren’t buying the ‘currency crisis’

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in the Business Spectator, February 18 2016.

The problem of misreading the signs on China's economy

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in the Australian Financial Review, January 23 2016. 

Since the Shanghai sharemarket burst last June, there's been a striking divergence in positions taken on the direction of China's economy. In the first few weeks of 2016 this divergence has only grown.

China’s 6.9% GDP growth rate is not the hard landing feared - and Australia can benefit

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in The Conversation, January 19 2016.

 

After a rocky few weeks for Australian financial markets, China’s latest economic data release comes as a relief.