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Melbourne: Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy Under Xi Jinping - Challenges Ahead

14 July 2016

Hall & Wilcox, Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

This event is presented by the Australian Institute of International Affairs and supported by ACBC Victoria.

You are invited to attend a briefing with Dr Bates Gill, leading expert on China and East Asian strategic affairs, who will discuss China's future under Xi Jinping. 

Xi Jinping is a third of the way through his expected 10-year term as China’s top leader. Already he has put a strong personal stamp on his time in office, significantly differentiating himself from his predecessors in both the style and substance of his leadership. Taking tough measures against corruption and dissent at home and pursuing an active agenda abroad, Xi has carefully cultivated an image of a confident strongman keen to deliver on his promised “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.”

But while it can claim some successes, Xi Jinping’s leadership has raised even more questions and uncertainties both within China and amongst China’s neighbours. What do we know about Xi’s leadership style? How vulnerable is his domestic reform agenda? Can he return China to a more stable set of relationships with its regional neighbours, including the United States? What are some of the biggest obstacles ahead in realising the “China dream”?

Drawing from more than 30 years' experience closely following Chinese affairs, Dr Gill will tackle these and other questions about China’s future under Xi Jinping.

To read more about our speaker, please
click here. 

Dr Bates Gill
Professor of Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre            

Coral Bell School of Asia and Pacific Affairs
Australian National University
Board Director China Matters Ltd 



Date:          Thursday 14 July 2016

Time:          5.30pm for 6.00pm - 8.00pm 

Venue:        Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Cost:          $35 per person (+GST and online booking fee)


Enquiries:   (03) 9027 5606