Thursday 14 May 2020
How will Australia’s relations with its number one trading partner look in the post Covid-19 era?
As the political and economic disruptions of the pandemic become clearer, what impacts can we expect it to have on Australia’s critically important relationship with China?
This presentation will examine both the promise and perils of ties with our giant neighbour, and whether we should expect Australia-China relations to remain the same or change dramatically in the years ahead.
About the speaker
Bates Gill has a30-year career as a professional China-watcher. He is an author, scholar, policy advisor, and internationally-respected expert on Chinese politics and foreign affairs. He has lived and worked in China, Europe, and the United States, and is now Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University. Dr Gill co-authored China Matters: Getting it Right for Australia, a go-to guide for understanding the risks and opportunities ahead for Australia-China relations.