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The China Policy Institute (CPI) is a major centre of expertise on contemporary China and is explicitly outward-facing, drawing on a network of Internal and Non-Resident Senior Fellows to engage with a range of stakeholders in government, business, civil society and the media.
Our network of academic China specialists facilitates evidence-based policy and decision-making through a program of engagements and dialogues.
Written by Robert Taylor.
Aspiring to expedite the emergence of their country as a global economic power, in late 2000 the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders launched the 'going out strategy' as one of the pillars of economic and social development, integral to which is the promotion of outward foreign direct investment. In the early years of China's post-1978 reforms, overseas inward participation in the domestic economy had been invited to enhance managerial and technological competence. China's outward investment now takes this process a stage further. In manufacturing, for example, the focus is on new advanced technology and expertise in specific managerial skills relating to marketing and branding.
Written by James Farley.
Overseas investment has long been a vital part of China's economic strategy. During the difficult reconstruction period following 1949, resources were allocated to overseas investment as a means to engage with the wider world and form relationships with the stated aim of mutually beneficial development. In more recent years, the nature of Chinese overseas investment has diversified considerably. Investors have engaged to an even greater degree with economies in Europe, the United States, Australia and Canada as well as continuing to foster strong links with developing countries.
Written by James Samuel Johnson.
After decades of peace, East Asia is racked with tension – and its two dominant military powers are jostling for supremacy in an extremely alarming way. The US and China are accumulating increasingly advanced military systems to enable and enhance the assets they already have. With the Trump administration's foreign policy still unclear and China's aspirations to regional supremacy as ambitious as ever, they are racing to deny each other the upper hand by rolling out new military assets.
Written by Craig Mark.
Japan could finally be gearing up for the first-ever change to its constitution. In a recent video address to a pro-constitutional revision lobby group on the Constitution Day public holiday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared "the time is ripe" to begin a debate on possible change. This is the clearest statement yet of Abe's ambition to alter the pacifist Article 9 of the Constitution. He set a target date of 2020, when he hopes Japan will "be born anew".
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