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Tristan Kenderdine

Nationality
Australia

Qualifications

MA Political Economy
Sydney University

MA International Relations
University of New South Wales

BA History and Asian Studies
University of Tasmania

Certificate—Ocean Policy and Maritime Law
Dalian Maritime University

Contact details

Tristan’s research focuses on institutional interrelationality between public finance and industrial development in East Asian national systems of developing economies with a focus on China.

Tristan has worked for Future Risk on Central Asia and China’s geopolicy, for advisory China Policy on domestic Chinese trade and industry policy, for Claydon Gescher Associates on China’s impact on international public law and in universities for four years at Australian National University, Dalian Maritime University, Shaoguan University and Da Yeh University. He has lived and worked in China, Thailand, Korea Republic, Taiwan and Kazakhstan for ten years.

Recent consulting work has covered trade, industrial, agricultural and energy policy; aluminium, oilseeds, and rice markets; geopolitics, public international law, and maritime law. Mostly focused on China’s domestic public administration and China’s impact on the world. For consulting enquiries contact research@ftrsk.com

PhD programme

Political Science and International Relations

Topic title

China's External Industrial Policy 2012-2017

Publications

Journals

• Kenderdine, Tristan [Book Review]: The Political Economy of the Agri-Food System in Thailand: Hegemony, Counter-Hegemony, and Co-Optation of Oppositions, Asian Politics and Policy (forthcoming)
• Kenderdine, Tristan and Ling Han, International Capacity Cooperation—Financing China’s Export of Industrial Overcapacity Global Policy, Vol. 8, No. 4, November 2017
• Kenderdine, Tristan ‘Cadre Calculus—Making Sense of the 19th Party Congress and Beyond’, Global Asia, Vol. 12, No. 3, September 2017
• Wang Songtao, Kenderdine, Tristan and Qi Zhen ‘Working for Less: Income Inequality and the Diminishing Share of Labor in China’s National Wealth’ Asian Social Science, Vol. 13, No. 6, June 2017
• Wang Songtao, Kenderdine, Tristan and Chi Qishui, ‘Factor Misallocation and Declining Labor Income Share in China’ Journal of Economics and Public Finance, Vol. 3, No. 2, May 2017
• Kenderdine, Tristan ‘China’s Industrial Policy, Strategic Emerging Industries, and Space Law’ Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2, May 2017

Op Eds

The Next Phase of China’s Trade and Industry Strategy, East Asia Forum, November 2017
Arctic Link Reveals the Full Scope of China’s Belt and Road Ambitions, South China Morning Post, October 2017
China’s Aluminium Industrial Capacity Cooperation in Kazakhstan, Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, October 2017
13th Five-year Plan on International Capacity Cooperation—China Exports the Project System, Global Policy, October 2017
What to Watch at China’s Party Congress, ChinaFile, October 2017
Ahead of Party Congress, Keep an Eye on China’s Leading Groups, The Diplomat, October 2017
How can China Afford its Science and Technology Goals? East Asia Forum, October 2017 (reprinted in Asian Scientist
Caspian Sea is China’s Best Bet for Belt and Road, Nikkei Asian Review, September 2017
Why is China Building its Own Domestic Credit Ratings Architecture?, The Diplomat, September 2017
China Eyes Iran as Important Belt and Road Hub, Eurasianet, September 2017 (translated to Russian, reprinted in The Times of Central Asia and Oil Price)
China is Exporting Risk to the Asia-Pacific, East Asia Forum, August 2017
China’s Geoeconomic Strategy and Industrial Transfer in the Middle East, Global Policy, August 2017
The PRC’s International Capacity Cooperation Exports both Industrial Capacity and Financial Risk, Asian Development Bank Institute, Asia Pathways, July 2017
A Closer Look at China’s Import-processing Zones, Policy Forum, July 2017 (reprinted by Brazilian Association of Export-Processing Zones)
How China’s Poorest Province Became a Political Kingmaker, The Diplomat, July 2017
Coordinating China’s Satellite Constellations—A New Era in the Space Race Begins, Policy Forum, July 2017
Mongolia Gets On Board with China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Eurasianet, July 2017 (translated to Russian)
The Real (Thucydides) Trap is Simplistic Thinking, Straits Times, June 2017
China’s Industrial Capacity Policy is a One-way Street, South China Morning Post, June 2017
A Forum and a Feint—Belt and Road or China’s One-way Trade Street?, Policy Forum, May 2017 (reprinted by News Lens, Taiwan)
Fish Futures—Prospects for Seafood Futures Contracts on China’s Commodity Exchanges, Nikkei Asian Review, May 2017
China’s Agroindustrial Capacity Cooperation in Central Asia, Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, April 2017
Central Asia: Challenges Ahead for China’s Belt and Road Project, Eurasianet, April 2017 (translated to Russian; reprinted by Eurasia Review)
Australia in the Pacific Century, Policy Forum, April 2017 (reprinted by Asia Times)
Prioritising Trading Blocs over Nation States, Lowy Institute for International Policy, March 2017 (reprinted by Xinhua Silk Road News)
Australia Risks Isolation from Regional Trade, Australian Institute of International Affairs, February 2017
Risky Business: The Price of Thai Rice, Australian Institute of International Affairs, January 2017 (reprinted by Riceplus Magazine)
Fewer Boxes on More Boats—The Global Shipping Trade Slump and Death of the Asian Goose, Policy Forum, January 2017
China Returns to ‘Bird in the Cage Economics Policy, East Asia Forum, January 2017 (reprinted by News Lens, Taiwan)
Putting the Pacific on China’s Radar, Asia Pacific Bulletin, East West Center, January 2017
China’s Multilevel Governance Problem—Policies Lost in Transmission in Central Asia, Policy Forum, November 2016
Seeding Risk in Chinese Agricultural Insurance, East Asia Forum, October 2016
E-comm Tax Rules are not so Bad, China Policy (with Yanni Chen) April 2016
2016 Central Document No. 1: Speeding up Integration, China Policy (with Erlend Ek) January 2016
• Agriculture Insurance: Come Gamble with Me, China Policy, January 2016
Paris: A China-aligned Agreement (with Fergus Green), China Policy, December 2015
China: from Superclusters to Supercarriers–China’s Local Industrial Policies Reveal National Strategies, The Diplomat, June 2015 (reprinted by Want China Times, Taiwan)
Why China is Abandoning State Soy Reserves, East Asia Forum, February 2015 (reprinted by China-Brazil Business Council)

Commissioned research and policy papers

• Policy Submission to Australia Foreign Policy White Paper, Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, February 2017
• Palm Oil Intelligence Visualisation Project, commissioned by Palm Oil Analytics, February 2017
• Essential Palm Oil Statistics 2017 commissioned by Palm Oil Analytics, December 2016
• Advance EU Access to Financial Incentives for Innovation in China, commissioned by the European Commission, July 2016 (Junior Expert)
• EU-China Legal and Regulatory Reform Agenda, commissioned by the European Commission, 2016 (EU-CLERA Manager)
• China Restructures Agricultural Support commissioned by the European Commission, July 2016 (coauthor)
• China and CCAMLR— Building a Science Power commissioned by Pew Charitable Trusts, May 2016 (coauthor)
• Policy Process and Policy Risk, confidential report commissioned by BHP Billiton, April 2016
• China-Oman Trade and Investment Relations: Development Opportunities, commissioned by Oxford Analytica, February 2016
• China Fourth Quarter 2015 Agricultural Policy Update, commissioned by Canola Council of Canada January 2016
• China’s Blue Strategy for Global Oceans commissioned by Pew Charitable Trusts, November 2015 (coauthor)
• China Third Quarter 2015 Agricultural Policy Update, commissioned by Canola Council of Canada October 2015 (coauthor)
• China Plans its Future in the Antarctic, commissioned by Antarctic Ocean Alliance for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition, July 2015 (coauthor)
• China Second Quarter 2015 Agricultural Policy Update, commissioned by Canola Council of Canada June 2015 (coauthor)
• China: Commodities, Energy, Environment, confidential report commissioned by UC Rusal, March 2015 (coauthor)
• Rising Demand, Growing Challenges—The Regulatory Environment for Canola in China, Commissioned by Canola Council of Canada, December 2014 (coauthor)
• China’s 2014 Reform Agenda—Implications for Quality Infrastructure in the Machinery and Equipment Sector, commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ for submission to the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy BMWi, August 2014
• Horse Racing in China—A Mirage in the Distance, commissioned by Europe China Research and Advice Network, August 2014
• Public Procurement in China—Development and Directions for Greater Market Access, commissioned by Europe China Research and Advice Network, June 2014
• Rice Imports to China—Market Entry Strategies for Basmati, commissioned by Amira Nature Foods, May 2014

Presentations

• China’s International Capacity Cooperation-What it Is and What it Means for Turkey and West Asia, Embassy of the Swiss Confederation, Ankara, August 2017
• International Capacity Cooperation—Financing China’s Export of Industrial Overcapacity, Peking University National School of Development, Beijing, December 2016
• China’s Multilevel Governance Engagement with Global Transport Infrastructure, Dalian Maritime University, December 2016
• Made in China 2025 Project, McKinsey Financial, Toronto, July, 2016
• China’s Industrial Policy Engages World Trade, Queensland State Treasury, Brisbane, June 2016
• China’s Policy Process and Policy Risk, BHP Billiton, Beijing, April 2016
• China Cross-border E-commerce Tax Law, BBC World News live television interview, Singapore, April 2016
• E-commerce Risk and Regulation, Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia, Beijing, January 2016
• Feeding China—Everyone’s Business, Australia China Business Council, Sydney, December 2015
• China’s Industrial Policy and High-speed Rail Development, University of Sydney, May 2013

Personal links

Mailing address

WEH Stanner Building Room 2.20 Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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