Editor's note

Vivienne Bath

I am pleased to welcome readers to the Third Edition for 2012 of China Express. The aim of the China Express is to highlight the diverse range of research in China Studies and research collaborations with Chinese institutions conducted by academics of the University. The China Express also aims to provide an introduction to some of the many initiatives of the University in relation to China.

In this edition, we look at the research of members of two out of the 16 academic groups of the China Studies Centre – Enterprise Devlopment and Law and Business. Articles have been provided by Dr Wei Li, Dr Graeme Smith, Professor Hans Hendrischke, Professor Bing Ling and Assoc/Prof Vikas Kumar and Dr Gracy Yang.

On the 13th November, the China Studies Centre held the award ceremony for the winners of the essay competition: Australia and China: Celebrating 40 Years of Diplomatic Relations. Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO and the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Sydney presented the awards to the two winners: Thomas Williams and Justin Gong (龚槚钦 Gong Jiaqin). We have provided excerpts from their winning essays, with links to the pdf versions of the complete essays as our external contributions to this edition.Finally, Visual China takes us to the Third International Postgraduate Summer School at Nanjing University in June 2012. The short video includes interviews with the CSC student representatives at the Summer School, their colleagues from China and participating academic presenters. The CSC was proud to be one of the supporters of the event in 2011 and 2012, and plans to support it again in 2013.

We hope that you enjoy the last edition of China Express for 2012 from the China Studies Centre. We wish you the best for the festive season, and hope you will join us again in 2013 for more articles about the research activities of our members. It promises to be another productive and investigative year.

Vivienne Bath, Editor
Professor of Chinese and International Business Law; Chair, China Studies Centre Research Committee