Graeme Smith is a fellow in the Department of Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. His research has explored the demand for organic produce in Chinese urban centres and the role of local officials in China’s rural development. He studies Chinese outbound investment, aid, and migration in the Asia-Pacific, with projects in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tonga, Samoa, and Myanmar.
He also hosts the Little Red Podcast with former BBC and NPR correspondent Louisa Lim, covering China beyond the Beijing beltway. The podcast won the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards in the News & Current Affairs category and is supported by the Australian Centre for China in the World.