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The North Asia Program

The China and East Asia Program

The China and East Asia Program conducts research on the politics and foreign policy of China and its immediate neighbours in Northeast Asia: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and the Korean peninsula. The program is renowned for its particular focus on China’s domestic politics and how this helps to shape its external behaviour. From 2020, the Institute’s extensive research on Southeast Asia – including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Myanmar – is now incorporated in a dedicated Southeast Asia Program. Each Program also commissions work by other scholars on the broader region. To complement their written research, Lowy Institute experts hold a robust series of dialogues and events on the politics of the region, independently and in partnership with other organisations.

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The smarter way to exploit China’s technical expertise
Commentary
The smarter way to exploit China’s technical expertise
Originally published in the Financial Review
Why the Peak China story is overdone
Commentary
Why the Peak China story is overdone
Originally published in the Australian Financial Review
The Wang-Wong doctrine: embrace and fight at the same time
Commentary
The Wang-Wong doctrine: embrace and fight at the same time
Originally published in the Australian Financial Review
China is steadily building an alternative world order
Commentary
China is steadily building an alternative world order
Originally published in the Australian Financial Review on 29 September 2023.
China-Australia thaw reveals limits of Beijing's economic coercion
Commentary
China-Australia thaw reveals limits of Beijing's economic coercion
Originally published in Nikkei Asia, 25 October 2023.
China's grip on Southeast Asia tightens as U.S. influence wanes
Commentary
China's grip on Southeast Asia tightens as U.S. influence wanes
Originally published in Nikkei Asia
Park the hyperbole about Wong’s historic visit
Commentary
Park the hyperbole about Wong’s historic visit
The two countries may be renegotiating a fresh framework for diplomatic ties, but they are doing it with palpable wariness on both sides. Originally published in the Australian…
Why “Covid zero” is now the biggest China threat
Commentary
Why “Covid zero” is now the biggest China threat
China is stuck in the lockdown mentality because it initially worked. It’s now strangling the economy and beginning to trigger serious unrest. Originally published in the…
CCP: Who makes up the party
CCP: Who makes up the party
Over summer in Australia we’re featuring selected articles from the past year. This was originally published 15 November 2022. These first three charts, taken together,…
The Australian Financial Review
13 May 2024
Bloomberg
28 March 2024
The Australian Financial Review
25 March 2024
ABC The World Today
22 March 2024
ABC RN Breakfast
20 March 2024
ABC Melbourne Radio 774
6 March 2024
Bloomberg Daybreak
6 March 2024
ABC Melbourne Radio 774
6 February 2024
Australian Financial Review
6 February 2024
The Sydney Morning Herald
6 February 2024