ACRI Opinion

Asia has opted for diplomacy on sea disputes

December

By Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in the South China Morning Post, February 7 2017.

Trump’s trade war on China would be unwinnable

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Australian Financial Review, February 7 2017.

It's time for Australia to get ready for a trade war between the United States and China.

Xi Jinping may be preaching trade, but China’s opening up has slowed

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared on The Conversation, January 18 2017.

When it comes to offering global economic leadership, the divergence in narrative and optics coming from the US and China could hardly be starker.

China isn't Australia's biggest trade problem: it's the US

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, November 30 2016.

One of the more bizarre sights in Australian politics in the coming months may be watching local Donald Trump wannabes trying to use our economic ties with China to fan popular discontent. 

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.