China Matters Explores is our policy brief series that focuses on individual tough issues in Australia’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China. Our goal is to provide a nuanced assessment of the issue before specifying concrete recommendations to the Australian government, businesses and non-governmental institutions.

China Matters does not have an institutional view, and the views expressed in our policy briefs belong to the respective authors.

Our policy brief series is published in the interests of advancing a mature discussion of Australia’s relationship with the PRC. Our goal is to influence government and relevant business, educational and non-governmental sectors on this and other critical policy issues. The recommendations contained in each brief are read by those at the highest level of government and the public service, and have in the past been enacted into relevant legislation.

Current Policy Brief – What should Australia do about research collaboration with the PRC?

Previous editions of China Matters Explores:

Is there a problem with Chinese International Students?,
authored by Dr Bates Gill and Ms Linda Jakobson.

Is there a problem with PRC Aid to the Pacific?,
authored by Dr Graeme Smith.

Is there a problem with Confucius Institutes?,
authored by Mr Jackson Kwok.

Is there a problem with Australia’s China narrative?,
authored by Professor Stephen FitzGerald and Ms Linda Jakobson.

Is there a problem with the Quad?,
authored by Dr Nick Bisley.

Is there a problem with PRC investment in Australian agriculture?,
authored by Ms Camille Boullenois.

Is there a problem with the PRC’s debt?,
authored by Mr Dinny McMahon.

Is there a problem with Australia’s South China Sea Policy?,
authored by Dr Andrew Chubb.

Is there a problem with research collaboration with the PRC?,
authored by Mr Jeremy Stevens.

Is there a problem with Australia’s approach to human rights in the PRC?,
authored by Professor Jocelyn Chey.

Is there a problem with Australian media coverage of the PRC?,
authored by Mr Rowan Callick.

Is there a problem with WeChat?,
authored by Prof Wanning Sun.

What should Australia do about the Belt and Road Initiative?,
authored by Mr Dirk van der Kley.

What should Australia do about the PRC’s artificial intelligence ambitions?
authored by Mr Max Parasol.

What should Australia do about a PRC economic hard landing?
authored by Mr Jeremy Thorpe.

What should Australia do about PRC-US tensions?
authored by Mr James Curran.