China: Just what does it make of Australia?


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As a member of the foreign policy advisory committee to the Chinese Foreign Ministry (Prof Wang Jisi), few are better qualified to provide us with an informed view of just what China thinks of Australia.

Presented in association with the Lowy Institute and the University of the Sunshine Coast.

China is our biggest trading partner. We’re significant and active investors in each other’s businesses, with occasional controversial interventions.
So it’s through an economic lens that most of us see China – a lens that also takes in its imposing military expansion.

In past Noosa Long Weekend forums we’ve asked: Should we be worried about China? And we’ve discussed being caught between giants – China and the USA.

As Sinologist and defence expert Prof Hugh White puts it: “Watching China is confusing, perplexing and anxiety-inducing”.

Adding to these difficulties, its human rights abuses anger many. Now to help unravel our confusion, the authoritative Prof WANG Jisi has agreed to join a Long Weekend Forum discussion on China.

As a member of the foreign policy advisory committee to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, few are better qualified to provide us with an informed view of just what China thinks of Australia; of our relationship with the USA, Japan and Taipei; and what our future relationship with China holds. This is an unparalleled opportunity for an insight into an important aspect of Australia’s foreign relations.

Professor Wang is Dean of the School of International Studies and Director of the Centre for International and Strategic Studies at the prestigious Peking University.

He was a labourer in the Chinese countryside for a decade before entering Peking University. After graduating with a Masters degree, he has been a visiting fellow or professor at Oxford, Berkeley, Michigan and Claremont McKenna Universities. His scholarly interests cover US foreign policy, Chinese foreign policy and Asian security.

Professor Wang will be in conversation with Rowan Callick, Asia-Pacific editor of The Australian, and previously both a Beijing and Hong Kong-based China correspondent, whose book Party Time: Who runs China and How on the workings of the Chinese Communist Party was published in February.

China: Just what does it make of Australia?
3.30pm
Saturday 15 June
Outrigger Little Hastings Street, Resort and Spa
$35 – Adults
$25 Pensioners and Students
90 min

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