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Online event: The China Challenge: Can a New Cold War be Avoided?

Thursday 27 August 05:00pm

La Trobe University’s Ideas and Society Program is both delighted and honoured that the Australian Prime Minister with the deepest understanding of China, Kevin Rudd, and Linda Jakobson, the director of “China Matters”, Australia’s best-informed China think tank, have agreed to participate in our third event on the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The discussion will be led by Nick Bisley, the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University and Rebecca Strating, the acting director of La Trobe Asia. It will focus on some of the most critical of all current international relations questions: Why have relations between China and the United States deteriorated with such speed? Why has Canberra followed the lead of Washington, despite all the attendant dangers? And, most importantly, can a new Cold War between China and the United States and its allies be avoided?