James Laurenceson

James Laurenceson
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James Laurenceson is Director and Professor at the Australia-China Relations Institute (UTS), University of Technology Sydney.

He has previously held appointments at the University of Queensland, Shandong University (China) and Shimonoseki City University (Japan).

His research focuses on the Chinese economy and the Australia-China economic and broader relationship. His academic work has been published in international, peer-reviewed journals including China Economic Review and China Economic Journal. He also regularly provides commentary on contemporary developments in these areas in Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, East Asia Forum, among others.

Australia’s China politics heats up
Australia’s China politics heats up
The “bad strategy” towards Beijing is exposed as the gloves come off in Australia’s domestic foreign policy debates.
Will the Five Eyes stare down China’s economic coercion?
Will the Five Eyes stare down China’s economic coercion?
Trade figures suggest promises to “have Australia’s back” are yet to be matched by economic solidarity.
Australia, all is not lost despite China’s trade tantrums
Australia, all is not lost despite China’s trade tantrums
Stopping trade means China loses too, and Beijing must know the world is watching.
Chinese students in Australia: Do we protest too much?
Chinese students in Australia: Do we protest too much?
In much of the recent commentary, the ratio of fact to indignation appears unreasonably small.
Belt and Road will go ahead with or without Australia
Belt and Road will go ahead with or without Australia
Australia can attempt to define its engagement with the initiative while it is still early days, or it can stick to playing by rules written by others.
Barnaby Joyce's mixed messaging on property rights
Barnaby Joyce's mixed messaging on property rights
Joyce made headlines this week for criticising Labor on vegetation management and land clearing, but welcomed Morrison's decision to prevent the Kidman sale.
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