Region-China and North East Asia

Griffith student a New Colombo Plan fellow

Amarina Smith, a student of law and international relations, has been awarded a New Colombo Plan Hong Kong Fellowship. Indigenous rights advocate Amarina… Read More

The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine annual conference

Reflections of the conference from Christiana Chau-Yang, PhD Candidate, School of Environment, Centre for Environment and Population Health. Christiana is working on research under the… Read More

The South China Sea gentlemen’s competition: The USS Lassen transit round

PETER LAYTON | In a recent post Kai He insightfully examined the recent transit by the USS Lassen close to China’s new man-made islands… Read More

China Brief: Communicating with China

The November 2015 China Brief, “Communicating with China: The interplay of language and culture,” was held at Griffith University’s South Bank Graduate Centre Building on Tuesday, 17… Read More

Gentlemen’s competition in the South China Sea

Gentlemen’s Competition in the South China Sea: How Will China and the United States Fight Over the FON? The freedom of navigation in the… Read More

The Ma Xi meeting: A Taiwan perspective

Who are the players? Xi Jinping is president of the People’s Republic of China and head of the Chinese Communist Party; the PRC is a… Read More

The Xi Ma meeting: Implications for regional security

President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic China and President Ma Ying-jeou of the Republic of China in Taiwan conducted a historic meeting in Singapore on November… Read More

Griffith-Hanban partnership on the Tourism Confucius Institute renewed

Griffith Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Sarah Todd recently visited Hanban Headquarters in Beijing and met with Mr Wang Yongli, Deputy… Read More

China’s one child policy lifted

In China, couples have been limited to one child for more than thirty years due to the country’s legislation. Recently, China’s communist party lifted that… Read More

Political and economic developments under President Xi Jinping

Mr John Garnaut, Author and Asia Pacific editor The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald discussed the ‘Political and Economic developments under President Xi Jinping’… Read More


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