China and Northeast Asia

Reinterpreting Australia’s historic engagement with Asia

Commonwealth Responsibility and Cold War Solidarity (ANU Press, 2019) challenges the orthodoxy that genuine Australian engagement with Asia began only in the 1980s. In this… Read More

Asia Future Fellows – Beijing program 2019

Twelve Griffith University students traveled to Beijing in October 2019 for the Asia Future Fellows program – a Griffith and Peking University annual global… Read More

Developing lifelong friendship and connections: 2019 Asia Future Fellows program

The Asia Future Fellows program is a unique and invaluable experience that brings together students from both Griffith University and Peking University to… Read More

One belt, one road, many tests

The eyes of the world are on Asia and the Pacific islands as never before. This is where the world’s main dramas are being played… Read More

Engaging the Koreas on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Wait! I know that isn’t a sexy title. But the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals for 2030, adopted in 2015,… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight saw plenty of action in the Indo-Pacific. The most relevant, from an Australian perspective, was news that China may be leasing… Read More

Culture of China puts emphasis on international harmony

In 1964, I was privileged to attend the National Day parade to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China’s founding. This year,… Read More

Quality infrastructure and natural disaster resiliency

Extreme disasters have become more frequent in recent years, with some observers believing that this effect is partially due to climate change. Although fewer… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight has been a witness to a few interesting events and developments. US President Donald Trump’s in fresh trouble after it was… Read More

Regional wrap

Summit season is once again under way as world leaders converge in New York for the United Nations General Assembly leaders’ week. One of… Read More