Australian participation in China's regional infrastructure initiatives

Public Lectures (staff)

15th August 2018
05:30 PM - 06:45 PM
Auditorium at the City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth
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You are invited to the Perth launch of an important new report, Connecting the Asia-Pacific: Australian participation in China’s regional infrastructure initiatives. This joint public event by the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University and the Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney, examines how Australia can develop coherent policies for engagement with China’s new infrastructure initiatives in the Asia-Pacific.

In recent years, China has launched an ambitious range of infrastructure initiatives to deepen economic integration in the Asia-Pacific. Most prominent amongst these are the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Australian governments and businesses need to develop new strategies for how best to engage with these initiatives. This event will evaluate the changing regional economic context for Australia-China relations, its impacts for government and business, and strategies to achieve a balanced engagement with these initiatives: vital issues identified in the Australian Government’s Foreign Policy White Paper released in November 2017.


Join us to hear from leading economic and foreign policy experts, starting with the author of the Connecting the Asia-Pacific report, Dr Jeffrey Wilson, presenting his findings. Professor James Laurenceson, Deputy Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute, will also analyse recent developments in the Australia-China relationship and its impacts for business.


Registration is essential as seats are limited:

Ms Sia Kozlowski
9360 2263

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