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China Briefings

Our Institute's flagship programme, the 'China Briefing Series' brings relevant experts to Adelaide to give public lectures and run discussion forums on the most recent developments in China's political, economic and cultural spheres of that are of the most concern to the Australian public.

China briefing

From it's inception in 2009, this series, delivered free to the public has covered a diverse range of topics including:

  • Democracy in China
  • China's perspective on Australia
  • LGBTI issues in China
  • China-Japan relations
  • Chinese rock'n'roll
  • Australia-China Free Trade agreement

The Series has attracted an incredibly talented, experienced and diverse range of speakers from all over the globe. Notable speakers have included former foreign minister Alexander Downer, former China ambassador Geoff Raby, Dr Minquan Liu from the Asian Development Bank Institute and Dr Teng Jimeng, a regular of Chinese Central Television.

Upcoming Briefings:

July 4

Cultural Musing - Chinese in Adelaide and the World
Dr Ning Zhang, Amy Dale, Dr Alfred Huang AM, Russel Kelty

August 22

China's Belt and Road Intitiative
Professor Yiwei Wang, Professor Richard Pomfret

October  Confucius and Confucianism (Details TBC)

Watch this space for updates on our 2018 programme. 

More details on some of our past briefings can be found on our blog

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