A comprehensive survey of more than 171,000 people in China gives us a rare look into political thinking in this one-party authoritarian state. Michael Forsythe has written a fascinating overview of the survey in The New York Times, 15 April 2015. Read it here.
President Xi Jinping’s “You Die, I Live” war against corruption seems a long way from the beachside cul-de-sacs of Brighton. But it has come right to the doorstep of Zheng Jiefu, an Australian resident property developer, who has been trapped in a mafia-style shakedown involving China’s former deputy spy chief and the country’s most wanted man. Read the Sydney Morning Herald article by John Garnaut and Philip Wen (6 April 2015) here.
An insightful view of how academics can influence policy-makers, by Kathleen H. Hicks, a policy-relevant academic with experience as a government official. War on the Rocks, March 2015. Read here.
Philip Stephens of the Financial Times writes about Britain and the AIIB. He ponders the question: Can a globally integrated economic and financial system survive rising competition between the great powers, most notably the US and China. 26 March 2015. Read here.
Linda Jakobson is quoted on how China can manage a global institution like the AIIB against Western expectations, Australian Financial Review, 20 March 2015. Read more here
Linda Jakobson argues that Australian interests favour becoming a founding member of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), The Australian, 17 March 2015. Read more here.
US criticises UK over decision to join China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), The Guardian (Australia), 13 March 2015. Read more here.
For Dan Rosen’s insight on China’s economy in 2015, read this. A Deeper Assessment of China’s 2014 Growth. Global Economics Monthly, Center for Strategic and International Studies CSIS, January 2015.
Arthur Kroeber explains why anxiety and skepticism about China is misplaced. China File, 11 December 2014. Read more here.
Joseph Nye reminds us that conflict is far from inevitable. China US-Focus, 10 March 2015. Read more here.