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Sydney: China Going Global 2.0: Prospects and Challenges for International Business

14 November 2016

Hall & Willcox, Level 9, 60 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000

China Going Global 2.0: Prospects and Challenges for International Business



Date: Monday 14 November 2016
Venue: Hall &Willcox, Level 9, 60 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000
Time: 12:00pm for an 12:30pm start. 14:00 finish.
Cost: $33 for Members and $55 General Admission
Inquiries: 02 9247 0349
Partners: This event is hosted in partnership with China Policy and Hall & Willcox Lawyers 
Event Capacity: Please note, this event is limited to 20 attendees.  

China’s ????? “Going Out” Policy is an initiative of the Chinese Government to encourage FDI and has resulted in a number of high profile projects, including the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Project and China's hosting of the G20 summit held in Hangzhou. Arguably the scale and success of this policy can be seen in the growth of China's FDI from US $30bn in 2003 to an estimated US $170bn in 2016.

In conjunction with our event partners China Policy this seminar will explore the evolution of the 'Going Out' Policy and will consider some of the following: 

  • How is China's 'Going Out' policy evolving to respond to China's changing priorities?
  • What are the implications of this evolution for Australian business?
  • How can Australia better position itself to capture more of this FDI?
  • How does the 'Going Out' Policy tie into the One Belt, One Road initiative?

About our speakers:

David Kelly, Research Director, China Policy: 

David leads research at China Policy, with main responsibility for the geopolitics team. Over thirty years his work has ranged widely across issues affecting China’s economic, political, and social institutions. These threads combine in his current work on China’s strategic positioning, political risk and the external impact of domestic policy.

David models policy risk with the aid of a three dimensional paradigm: legacy issues specific to Chinese history; ‘deep troubles’ that all policies seek to address; and China’s official belief system, the unspoken accompaniment of policy development. His close engagement with academic and research institutions in China affords him access to the conversation on governance and reform among the government’s senior advisors.

David is a regular media commentator on Chinese affairs including for the BBC, the ABC, the Financial Times, Al Jezzera, Sky News and Voice of America. He is a visiting professor at Peking University. He holds a PhD from the University of Sydney.

Philippa Jones, MD China Policy: 

A regulatory and trade policy specialist, Philippa set up China Policy following a career in research and the public sector. First studying in Beijing in 1975, she has now worked in China-related research and policy development for over thirty years.

From 2004-9 Philippa was senior advisor at the EU-China Trade Project (EUCTP), the EU’s largest trade-related technical assistance program worldwide. At the EUCTP Philippa led the agriculture, quarantine, quality and standards programs. Responsible for standards issues across all sectors, Philippa’s own focus was on risk and safety.

Prior to joining the EUCTP Philippa was a member of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. From 1999-2003 she served as trade policy specialist at Beijing’s Australian Embassy, a time of regulatory watershed in China. Following accession to the WTO in 2001, China embarked upon a major program of economic and legal reform that continues today.Philippa holds an honours degree in Chinese and economics from the University of Oxford.