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The Confucius Institute's China Briefings provide up to date knowledge of the most recent developments in China's political, economic and cultural spheres that are of the most concern to the Australian public. This program brings top experts in the field to South Australian audiences to present speeches, talks or forums, free to the public.

Upcoming China Briefing:

Launch of the China Story Year Book

For our 3rd China Briefing of the year, the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide is partnering with the Australian Centre on China in the World to launch the China Story Yearbook 2016: Control 治. Hosted by Senator Penny Wong, this slightly different briefing is a unique opportunity to hear from five top China experts speaking on the theme of 'Control' in modern China.

‘More cosmopolitan, more lively, more global’ is how the China Daily summed up the year 2016 in China. It was also a year of more control. The Chinese Communist Party laid down strict new rules of conduct for its members, continued to assert its dominance over everything from the Internet to the South China Sea and announced a new Five-Year Plan that Greenpeace called ‘quite possibly the most important document in the world in setting the pace of acting on climate change’.

The China Story Yearbook 2016: Control surveys the year in China’s economy, population planning, law enforcement and reform, environment, Internet, medicine, religion, education, historiography, foreign affairs, and culture as well as developments in Taiwan and Hong Kong.


The China Story Yearbook 2016: Control will be launched by Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, followed by a panel discussion with China experts and contributors to the Yearbook.

Ms Annie Drahos,
Tutor (Chinese Studies), Department of Asian Studies
The University of Adelaide

Dr Jane Golley,
Deputy Director, Australian Centre on China in the World
The Australian National University

Dr Gerry Groot,
Senior Lecturer (Chinese Studies), Department of Asian Studies
The University of Adelaide

Dr Benjamin Penny,
Director, Australian Centre on China in the World
The Australian National University

Senator the Hon. Penny Wong,
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
Labor Senator for South Australia

* The China Story Yearbook 2016: Control is a free publication; copies will be distributed at the launch. Free Drinks and canapes will also be served.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday July 4, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Venue: Napier 102, First Floor, Napier Building University of Adelaide

Questions? confucius.institute@adelaide.edu.au or 8313 4799

This is a free event, however registration is essential.

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