The University of Sydney

Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia

Australia-China Council
This project is supported by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia-China Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia - March 2014

Latest Research

Turning point for Chinese investment into Australia:
a wake up call for Australia

Our latest report finds Chinese investment in Australia declined by 10% during 2013, against a backdrop of an overall global increase in Chinese outbound investment during the year.

The Chinese investment profile is changing. For the first time, Chinese investment in Australia was not concentrated in the mining sector. We experienced a shift towards a larger number of smaller to medium sized deals and a larger share of private Chinese investors.

Australia is well placed to remain a priority destination, we can’t afford to rest on our laurels. Key policy settings and policies to reduce Australian domestic operating costs, increase productivity and the speed of project approvals must be delivered and implemented.

The Demystifying Series

We are proud to share with you the full report series, Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia.

Demystifying Chinese investment in Australian agribusiness
Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia - March 2013
The Energy Imperative: Australia-China opportunities - Preliminary brief
Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia - August 2012
The Growing Tide: China outbound direct investment in Australia
Australia and China: Future Partnerships 2011