China

The source of Xi Jinping’s extraordinary power

Speech by Rowan Callick at the China Studies Centre, Melbourne University, March 14 2019 Xi Jinping has become the most powerful person in the world. Read More

Religion in the People’s Republic of China

The state of religion in the PRC is, as is much else, complex. In 2015, following provincial Zhejiang governor Xia Baolong’s orders, crosses were removed… Read More

India builds up its north east in the face of China’s claims on ‘South Tibet’

The Indian government is ploughing ahead with its plans to develop the country’s north east, including the state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as… Read More

Year of the pig 2019

This year the Chinese New Year falls on 5 February. Traditionally, the Chinese go by the lunar calendar. The first day of the year in… Read More

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