ACRI Opinion

Sensible switch from Beijing-baiting restored balance to our most challenging relationship

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian on January 31 2015. 

What everyone overlooked in China’s GDP numbers

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Business Spectator on January 27 2015.

We’ve missed it.  

China’s growth numbers for 2014 were released on Tuesday. But so far all the talk has been about them showing the economy expanding at its slowest pace in 24 years.   

Still plenty of growth to come from China

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: The online version of this article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on January 20 2015.

The World Bank and the IMF have cut their forecasts for Chinese growth. But with a trade deal in the bag, China still looks set to deliver for the Australian economy.     

Benefactor no surprise

December

By Bob Carr

Note: An edited version of this letter was published in The Australian Financial Review, January 21 2015, p.33.

Dear Sir, 

Your Rear Window columnist pretends to have a revelation when he writes that the think tank devoted to Australia-China relations (the Australia-China Relations Institute at UTS) receives a contribution from a Chinese benefactor.

Two points need to be made. 

Banking on boost from China’s middle class

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Sun Herald on Jaunary 16 2015.

It’s been a tough few years for the Victorian economy.   

Why China remains our best hope to repair budget woes

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on January 15 2015.

Why all the worry about China?

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Business Spectator on January 13 2015.

China may not become the world’s largest economy after all. 

Proof positive we prefer to pick our own battles

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian on January 6 2015.

More proof of the common sense of the Australian people: they tend to get these things right. 

China-Australia doomsayers overlook strong fundamentals

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on December 10 2014.

Pop quiz: in 2014 the quantity of Australian iron ore demanded by China has: a) fallen sharply, b) fallen modestly, c) remained the same, d) increased modestly, e) increased sharply? 

The answer in just a moment. 

China’s Great Wall of finance comes down

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on November 20 2014.

The world has become used to seeing China as one of the global economy’s brightest stars.

According to the International ­Monetary Fund, global growth has owed more to China than any other country in every year since 2007.