Resource nationalism or resource liberalism? Explaining the Australian approach to Chinese investment in its minerals sector
Since 2005, a burgeoning wave of Chinese investments has set off a new ‘minerals boom’ in the Australian iron ore and coal mining sectors. While normally a welcome development for a host country, the state-owned character of the investing Chinese firms, and the ‘strategic’ rather than ‘commercial’ nature of their investments, has led to debate in Australia regarding how this process should be managed. Concurrently, in early 2008 the Australian government indicated an intention to more closely...[Show more]
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