with Chongyi Feng and Geoff Raby / Chaired by Richard McGregor
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Insults flying via Twitter, lobsters dying on the tarmac in Shanghai, Ministers’ phone calls snubbed by their counterparts: how has our relationship with China come to this? Former Australian Ambassador to China Geoff Raby explores China’s newly assertive place in the world and the implications for Australia in his new book, China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order. He is joined by Chongyi Feng to discuss what – if anything – can be done to repair this critical geopolitical and economic relationship.
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Dr Feng Chongyi is Associate Professor in China Studies, University of Technology Sydney and adjunct Professor of History, Nankai University, Tianjin. His current research focuses on intellectual and political development in modern and contemporary China, as well as political economy of China’s provinces. Widely published in academic journals and contemporary publications, Chongyi is also the editor of 11 books, and the author of a further 11. He has been named one of the top hundred Chinese public intellectuals by several Chinese websites.
Geoff Raby was Australia’s ambassador to China (2007–11); ambassador to APEC (2003–5); and ambassador to the World Trade Organization (1998–2001). He is chairman of VisAsia at the Art Gallery of NSW and chairman of the Australia–China Institute of Arts and Culture at the University of Western Australia. Raby was awarded the Order of Australia in 2019 for services to Australia–China relations and to international trade.
Author of the acclaimed bestseller The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers, Richard McGregor has reported from Asia for two decades. Formerly Chief of the Washington Bureau of the Financial Times, he has won numerous awards for his journalism. He has also contributed articles and reports to the BBC, the International Herald Tribune and the Far Eastern Economic Review. In 2015 he was made a Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington.