China's Grand Strategy and Australia's Future in the New Global Order

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'China in Focus' Seminar Series - a La Trobe Asia initiative

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Date:
Thursday 22 April 2021 01:00 pm until Thursday 22 April 2021 02:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Asia
asia@latrobe.edu.ay
Presented by:
La Trobe Asia
Type of Event:
Seminar/Workshop/Training; Public

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China's Grand Strategy and Australia's Future in the New Global Order

Geoff Raby AO, former Australian ambassador to China (2007–11); ambassador to APEC (2003–5); and ambassador to the World Trade Organization (1998–2001). Member of the La Trobe Asia Advisory Board.

The rise of China, Trump’s America First policies, division within Europe and successful defiance by authoritarian states are affecting the shape of the emerging new order. Human rights, rule of law, free media and longstanding global institutions all seem set to be weakened. Autocracies are exercising greater control over world affairs. Australia will need to engage heightened levels of diplomacy to forge relations with countries of opposing principles. It will need to be agile in pursuing a realistic foreign policy agenda if it is to be well positioned for this future.

The 'China in Focus' seminar series will highlight China related research at La Trobe University from all disciplines, allowing conversation and analysis on specialised topics with academics and experts.

You can choose to join us for one, two or more seminars on China.

Each seminar will have a 45 min presentation followed by 15 min Q&A.

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