James Laurenceson

James Laurenceson

James Laurenceson is currently 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 exclusively on the Chinese economy and has been published in international, peer-reviewed journals such as China Economic Review, China Economic Journal, Journal of Chinese Economics and Business Studies and China and World Economy.

Latest from James Laurenceson

Opinion | No evidence the US has Australia’s back in its dispute with China, despite all the rhetoric

Washington encourages Canberra not to back away from the increasingly adversarial stance it has taken towards Beijing. Yet, nearly 200 days into the Biden administration, there’s still no concrete evidence that US support extends beyond rhetoric.

Washington encourages Canberra not to back away from the increasingly adversarial stance it has taken towards Beijing. Yet, nearly 200 days into the Biden administration, there’s still no concrete evidence that US support extends beyond rhetoric.

23 Jul 2021 - 6:45AM
Opinion | Will Australia feel the squeeze even more from a stronger China in 2021?

The fallout from Covid-19 has accelerated the trend of China’s economic might in the world and political influence in the Asia-Pacific.

The fallout from Covid-19 has accelerated the trend of China’s economic might in the world and political influence in the Asia-Pacific.

5 Jan 2021 - 1:23PM
Opinion | Why Australia is on its own in its trade conflict with China

While some in Australia have suggested that the country should form an economic alliance with like-minded democracies, in the world of international commerce, democratic and strategic friends are often the fiercest rivals.

While some in Australia have suggested that the country should form an economic alliance with like-minded democracies, in the world of international commerce, democratic and strategic friends are often the fiercest rivals.

2 Dec 2020 - 11:05AM
Opinion | Australia-China ties are fast unravelling, but this could just be the starting point

Journalists, academics and businesspeople alike are getting caught up in rising bilateral tensions, which threaten two-way trade, academic exchanges and people-to-people ties.

Journalists, academics and businesspeople alike are getting caught up in rising bilateral tensions, which threaten two-way trade, academic exchanges and people-to-people ties.

10 Sep 2020 - 3:20PM
Opinion | Australia’s belt and road dilemma in the Pacific: is China a partner or competitor?

Canberra has expressed a willingness to work with Beijing on much needed infrastructure in the region. However, concerns abound, ranging from standards to security threats, which have made the country hesitant to dive in.

Canberra has expressed a willingness to work with Beijing on much needed infrastructure in the region. However, concerns abound, ranging from standards to security threats, which have made the country hesitant to dive in.

5 Aug 2019 - 10:08AM
Australia-China relations need a reset, and Malcolm Turnbull has to lead the way

The Australian prime minister’s rhetoric has worsened tensions with China.

The Australian prime minister’s rhetoric has worsened tensions with China.

29 Apr 2018 - 6:33PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM