Region | China and Northeast Asia

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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.

Converging ways of war: Russian, China and America

PETER LAYTON | Thinking about major war is back in fashion as forever wars shuffle off and near-peer conflicts become considered plausible.  Counter-insurgency is… Read More

Australia’s scrapping of Antarctic aerodrome could pave the runway for China

ELIZABETH BUCHANAN | While environmentalists have welcomed the Australian government’s decision to abandon the Davis aerodrome project in Antarctica, China is likely now drafting… Read More

China’s risky path to riches

ROWAN CALLICK | China’s relentless leader Xi Jinping hates the idea of braking, let alone using reverse gear. So in the face of fierce… Read More

Storm warning: Chinese grey zone futures inbound

PETER LAYTON | As competition with China deepens, the nation’s use of gray zone techniques is becoming of increasing importance and interest. China has… Read More

Countering China’s grey zone strategy

PETER LAYTON | China’s grey zone activities grind remorseless on but in so doing are creating an opposing pushback. As is customary,… Read More

Chinese warplanes overhead Taiwan (or maybe not)

PETER LAYTON | China’s PLA Air Force’s (PLAAF) latest flights into the Taiwanese Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) have gained people’s… Read More

Explainer: What exactly is the Quad and what’s on the agenda for their Washington summit?

IAN HALL | On Friday, the leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the US met in Washington for the first in-person Quad summit. Read More

Australia’s wartime seaborne trade: Insights from before

PETER LAYTON | The cargo, not the ships, should guide Australia’s responses to potential threats against seaborne trade and supply. China’s maritime warfare capabilities… Read More

How long can the CCP dominate China?

ROWAN CALLICK | The Chinese Communist Party is at the peak of its power as it enters its second century. But how long can it remain at… Read More

Common prosperity should be valued in China and not disparaged by critics

COLIN MACKERRAS | Recent news on China has been replete with items about “cracking down” on the rich, celebrities, the use of video… 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.