- International law including treaty law and diplomatic immunity.
- Asian legal systems/business law.
- Environmental governance.
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- China’s $1 trillion One Belt, One Road’ initiative that will link China to Europe, East Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
- Emerging environmental governance issues in China and the role of non government organisations.
Women on boards in Australia and Asia.
Alice joined the department of Banking and Finance in 1992 as assistant lecturer. By 1995, she had designed and established the faculty's Graduate Certificate in Asian Business and its Asian Business Law teaching unit.
Alice has travelled extensively throughout Asia and speaks Mandarin and Chinese. She lived and studied in Shanghai (Fudan University), and was a visiting scholar at Nanjing University. In 1998, she worked for two months as investigative lawyer for the Ombudsman Commission of Papua New Guinea.
Alice’s op ed pieces have been featured in publications such as The Western Australian and The Conversation.
Alice De Jong's Articles
What lies behind China's clampdown on foreign casinos
The first front is the incursion of foreign casinos into China itself – most notably into the Chinese territory of Macau. Macau has its own separate legal system, so while gambling is officially illegal on the mainland, where only two official...
China's market lesson will be one of wealth transfer
The recent collapse in the Chinese share market was preceded by a boom – a boom that was, in turn, fuelled by relaxed restrictions on margin lending, and a growth in the shadow banking sector. Both served as inducements for Chinese retail...
Fans of a more open China should welcome the devalued yuan
In May 2015 the IMF recognised that China’s yuan was no longer undervalued for the first time in more than a decade – a statement which contradicted the US Treasury Department’s assessment published just a month previously which said the...
China's grip still tight on state-owned enterprises
China’s next Five-Year Plan is due to be formally approved by the National People’s Congress in March 2016. One of the areas of focus is the role of China’s State-Owned Enterprises, generally viewed with suspicion by the West and also seen...
China's five year economic plan is rich with symbolism
The final part of the Party keeping its contract with the people lies in being seen to keep leadership accountable, at least in the worst cases of abuse of power
Just another bad day in the office for China's lonely stock traders
This time it’s combined with the new circuit breaker rule, which may itself have been a large part of the problem.
Three ways China can tackle its currency dilemma
The PBC’s efforts to prevent a devaluation spiral by intervening in the foreign exchange markets have made the future value of the RMB much harder to predict. This has presented a challenge for speculators trying to judge when to short the...