Region-China and North East Asia

GAI welcomes its latest visiting fellow

The Griffith Asia Institute welcomes its latest visiting fellow, Professor Zhou Li from the School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at Renmin University of… Read More

Power and risk in foreign policy: Understanding China’s crisis behavior

Along with China’s rise in military and economic capabilities, foreign policy crises involving China seem more likely, as seen in the diplomatic standoffs in the… Read More

Taiwan’s recent election

On 16 January, the Republic of China (ROC), i.e. Taiwan, held its sixth election for the president and the legislature. The outcome had been predicted… Read More

South China Sea: Beijing could get the wrong idea from our stance

China’s territorial expansion in the South China Sea will probably continue unabated this year. For the past several years, balancing and a rules-based order have… Read More

The pitfalls of Asia-Pacific geopolitics: Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Deal bound to backfire

On 28 December the Japanese and South Korean Foreign Ministers announced a major diplomatic breakthrough toward the resolution of the thorniest problem in bilateral… Read More

Griffith secures groundbreaking research grants

Three Griffith University researchers, each tackling diverse global issues, have been announced as Australian Research Council Future Fellows. The projects form part of $38.6 million… Read More

Policy convergence and divergence in Australia and Japan

The Griffith Asia Institute and Ritsumeikan University in Japan, supported by the Japan Foundation hosted the 5th Annual Australia-Japan Dialogue in Brisbane on Thursday 10… Read More

Asian Century Futures Initiative – Research Collaboration Scheme

As part of Griffith’s Asian Century Futures Initiative, Griffith University and Peking University have established a Collaborative Research Scheme which aims to assist with reciprocal… Read More

Japan’s greater contribution to peace, security and stability in Asia

On the 9 December 2015, Ambassador of Policy Planning and International Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan spoke at the fourth Australia-Japan Annual Lecture… Read More

IMF embraces the redback, but China reforms must go on

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has decided to include the renminbi (RMB) in its basket of reserve currencies. The RMB,… Read More


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