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Chinese Language Culture and Society: Asia Power Index

VCE: Units 1 & 2, 3 & 4

Source: Black, S., (2018), Digital montage.

Lowy Institute China and the Asia Power Index OverviewChina is a large country with a large population, it is also has one of the fastest growing economies. As such, China is a major global economic, political and cultural player.  Use the following interactive index from the Australian based Lowy Institute to explore China's power and influence in the region.

"The Lowy Institute Asia Power Index is an analytical tool for sharpening debate on power in the Asia-Pacific. The Index ranks 25 countries and territories in terms of their power. Explore state power across eight measures and 114 indicators. Plot the distribution of power in Asia on an interactive map. Compare variations in performance within and between countries. Adjust the principal weightings of the Index. And drill down into hundreds of unique country data points and findings." (Lowy Institute, 2018). For more information and to explore the Lowy Institute's Asia Power Index go to

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