Jane Golley and James Laurenceson
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
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.