Region | China and Northeast Asia

Map of Northeast Asia including China, Japan, Republic of Korea, North Korea, Mongolia and Hong Kong.

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View our expert commentary and informed analysis on the latest developments in Northeast Asia, including China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, North Korea, Mongolia and Hong Kong.

China Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Investment Report 2023

CHRISTOPH NEDOPIL WANG  |   Griffith Asia Institute and Green Finance and Development Center joint report | 40-MINUTE READ | Key findings… Read More

Regional Outlook | Household consumption, domestic demand, and challenges to China’s grand economic rebalancing

HUI FENG AND CHENG TANG | 30-MINUTE READ | Download PDF Introduction In recent years, China has emphasised the… Read More

COP28 Brief: Unpacking China’s stance and unravelling implications

JING ZHANG AND CHRISTOPH NEDOPIL WANG  | Griffith Asia Institute Policy Brief | 20-MINUTE READ | Download PDF Contents… Read More

Unlocking the green future: Understanding China’s green finance landscape

CHRISTOPH NEDOPIL WANG AND MATHIAS LUND LARSON  |  The concept of green finance stands as a beacon for steering businesses towards sustainable… Read More

Regional Outlook | Ten years of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Evolution and the road ahead

CHRISTOPH NEDOPIL WANG  |   Griffith Asia Institute and Green Finance and Development Center Joint Working Paper | 20-MINUTE READ | Download… Read More

Policy Brief | An agenda for Australia-Republic of Korea climate cooperation with Southeast Asia

ALICE NASON  |  Griffith Asia Institute Policy Brief | 30-MINUTE READ Executive summary Download PDF The intensification of climate change will… Read More

Duelling battle networks: The new equilibrium

PETER LAYTON | With digital technology omnipresent, future major wars will most likely pivot around duelling battle networks. These complicated systems represent unique target sets best attacked through using system of system thinking and emerging ideas of cognitive warfare. Particularly given China’s “systems confrontation” focus, attacking battle networks is an idea that can’t be neglected. Time to think deeply about it. Read More

As Russia woos nations to support its war in Ukraine, will fault lines deepen around the globe?

MATTHEW SUSSEX | For Russian President Vladimir Putin, the mistaken belief that he could conquer much of Ukraine in a few days highlighted the depth of his hubris. Since then, his decision to continue the onslaught has revealed the ongoing practical costs to the Russian military. Now, Moscow’s attempt to meet those costs is also showing how the world is beginning to split along broad, albeit fuzzy, lines of competition that could resonate beyond the Ukraine war. Read More

Whether on Russia or China, clearly Baerbock is driving Germany’s change

IAN KEMISH AM  | Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s address to the Lowy Institute this week highlighted the significant changes in German foreign and security… Read More

Soft balancing and the slow demise of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

IAN HALL | On July 4, 2023, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation virtual leaders’ summit. Much of the … Read More

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Our research focuses on the trade and business, politics, governance, security, economies and development of the Asia Pacific and their significance for Australia. Griffith University is committed to advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the region.