China’s economic leverage: perception and reality

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


    Perceptions of Australia’s vulnerability to Chinese economic pressure are exaggerated. Some individual sectors are more vulnerable than others but this does not extend to the economy as a whole. > Economic pressure that would have the biggest impact on Australia, notably through the iron ore trade, would also impose restrictive costs on Beijing. > The intersection of politics, domestic interests and public perception is where China is most able to use economics for influence at the potential cost to our independent decision-making.
    Original languageEnglish
    Commissioning bodyNational Security College
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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