Jennifer Hsu

Project Director, Multiculturalism, Identity and Influence Project
Areas of expertise

China’s state-society relations, Chinese civil society, NGOs, development, social policy, philanthropy, Overseas Chinese communities, Australia-China relations

Jennifer Hsu
Biography
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Jennifer Hsu is a Research Fellow in the Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Program. She is currently working on a project which explores the intersections of Australia’s multiculturalism and foreign policy. Prior to joining the Institute, Jennifer was a Policy Analyst with China Matters. After completing her PhD at the University of Cambridge in Development Studies, she researched and taught in development studies, political science and sociology in universities in North America and the UK. Jennifer is also a Visiting Fellow at the Social Policy and Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. Her research expertise broadly covers state-society relations, state-NGO relations, civil society and the internationalisation of Chinese NGOs, and she has published widely in these areas. 

 A symbolic, stabilising step is one thing – but do Australia and China have enough shared interests for progress?
Commentary
A symbolic, stabilising step is one thing – but do Australia and China have enough shared interests for progress?
Anthony Albanese and Xi Jinping’s meeting comes in a world where the geopolitical dynamics have changed too much for a ‘reset’ to occur. Originally published in The Guardian.
As Xi Jinping begins a third term, Australia must push to engage China on common interests
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As Xi Jinping begins a third term, Australia must push to engage China on common interests
An overconfident Beijing and a Xi surrounded by yes-men poses a great risk to Pacific stability, making bilateral meetings all the more important. Originally published in The…
China: Xi, the Party, and the endless struggle
China: Xi, the Party, and the endless struggle
The latest national congress declares ambition for the people central to all reforms – with the Party’s guiding hand.
Conversations: Zhiqun Zhu on Chinese foreign policy ahead of the 20th National Congress of the CCP
Podcasts
Conversations: Zhiqun Zhu on Chinese foreign policy ahead of the 20th National Congress of the CCP
In this episode of Lowy Institute Conversations, Research Fellow Jennifer Hsu talks with Zhiqun Zhu to explore and assess some of China’s major foreign policy initiatives and…
Australia’s responsibility is to see, hear and advocate for the people of Taiwan
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Australia’s responsibility is to see, hear and advocate for the people of Taiwan
As China chastises Australia for not siding with the ‘victim’, let’s see Taiwan on its own terms and not through the frame of Sino-US rivalry. Originally published in The Guardian…
Conversations: Think local, act central - innovation in local level policymaking in China
Podcasts
Conversations: Think local, act central - innovation in local level policymaking in China
Research Fellow Jennifer Hsu speaks with Jessica Teets about policy experimentation and diffusion at the local level in China.
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