SEED Session: The politics of transnational infrastructure provision / 04 April 2023 [Virtual Seminar]
Presentation: Xiao Ma
Session Co-chairs: Shiva Nouri and Kazi Fattah
Sitting at the intersection of China’s rise as a global power and its growing role in global transport infrastructure and service provision, the changes in bilateral relations between China and Australia present critical social, environmental, and geopolitical challenges for both countries. This study investigates transnational infrastructure provision, focusing on housing production and transport infrastructure. It examines housing production by looking into how Chinese developers responded to the changing patterns of investment in residential real estate in Sydney since 2010. It also analyses how transnational transport corporations interact with the local (Australian) planning system and regulatory environment amidst a geopolitical uncertainty.