China

Silence on Xinjiang from Muslim-majority countries

With few exceptions, Muslim-majority countries are complying with China’s demand to extradite Chinese Muslims who have fled China’s north-western Xinjiang province. While China views its… Read More

China needs its neighbours as US threatens a new cold war

Just like when it suffered diplomatic isolation after the 1989 crackdown, China will need its Asian neighbours to weather growing tensions with Trump’s America. T… Read More

Chinese FDI in New Zealand: What are Chinese investors looking for?

Foreign direct investment (FDI) by China is increasing globally, but we know relatively little about why Chinese investors acquire assets in New Zealand. In a… Read More

China’s international influence

China under Xi no longer looks to Soviet or Western models, but exudes confidence in its own model. This article is the last in a… Read More

A quest for joint prestige: Rethinking the US-China rivalry

No one can deny the inevitable competition between the United States and China in the international system, as we can see from the escalating trade… Read More

Griffith Asia Institute Seminar – Urban Housing Challenges in China

Tuesday 5 June 2018, Griffith Asia Institute Seminar, Urban Housing Challenges in China  On 5 June 2018, Dr Zhi Liu, Director of Peking University – Lincoln Institute Centre… Read More

Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un: China crosses fingers as rising bonhomie may draw North Korea closer to US

Every state appreciates docile neighbours and it is especially true for major powers. China is no exception. It has enjoyed North Korean docility in the… Read More

Grey zone warfare at sea and Japan’s response

China’s Military Strategy states, “The traditional mentality that land outweighs sea must be abandoned.” However, China is a continental power after all; it interprets… Read More

The ‘other’ ethnic minorities in China

Among China’s 55 state-recognised ethnic minorities, the Tibetans and Uyghurs get most media attention. Mostly negative, its focus is repression and human rights abuses. However, relations among… Read More

Free trade with Chinese characteristics: Let the buyer beware

Canada will seek a free trade agreement with China – only the timing is uncertain. Integrating with the world’s largest economy (in purchasing power parity… Read More