ACRI Opinion

Australia, China, and the lunacy of Trump's talk of a trade war

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article originally appeared in The Guardian, November 12 2016. 

It was only a matter of time. It was inevitable. 

It says something about human nature, too.

Private property developers are really driving China’s debt: new research

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared on The Conversation, October 28 2016.

China has a debt problem. But research shows that it’s not the industrial sector or state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to blame but the booming private property market.

Barnaby Joyce’s mixed messaging on property rights

December

By James Laurenceson

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

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in the South China Morning Post, October 19 2016.

Australians must be clear-eyed on China risks

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in the Australian Financial Review, October 18 2016. 

Are economists China-blind?

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared on the East Asia Forum and was reprinted in the Australian Financial Review, October 10 2016.

Just in case, Australia must have Trump's ear

December

By Bob Carr

He’s down in the polls. But Australia must have a diplomatic strategy in case Donald Trump claws himself 270 electoral votes and smirks through a vulgar inauguration.

Abbott injects dose of realism on Australia-China relationship

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article originally appeared in The Australian, October 4 2016.

Australia’s recent anti-China panic seems to challenge any prospect of a positive relationship with Beijing.

I stood for US alliance as well as our China partnership

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article originally appeared in The Australian, September 24 2016.

Cold War warriors: Australia’s China panic has gone too far

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article originally appeared in The Australian, September 10 2016.