Xi Jinping and the end of China's term limits
John Keane - 'When trees fall, monkeys scatter'
The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney welcomed John Keane, Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney, to discuss his new book When trees fall, monkeys scatter (World Scientific, 2017).
In the global China debate, When trees fall, monkeys scatter is a strong critique of the orthodox view that the People's Republic of China (PRC) is an 'authoritarian' system and an unusual reflection on what lies ahead for the PRC. What are the implications of Professor Keane's analysis for the Australia-China relationship?
Xi, Orwell and the language of Chinese politics
Human rights in China
Note: This is a summary of 'Human Rights in China', Between the Lines, ABC Radio National, July 27 2017.
In light of the death of Nobel laureate and Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo, how can the West help promote human rights in China?
Political trends in China
China is fast becoming a global actor, as its economic and diplomatic presence is felt nearly everywhere. Leaders in Beijing appear to have a vision for China’s role in international affairs, as exemplified by 'a new model of major-power relations', 'major country foreign policy with Chinese characteristics' and 'One Belt, One Road'.
Huang Jing on President Xi Jinping’s foreign policy
On July 02 2015 Professor Huang Jing gave a talk on President Xi Jinping’s foreign policy, including his approach to the South China Sea.
Professor Chen Kang - Local Government in China
On February 5 2015 ACRI in partnership with the Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government (ACELG) hosted a visit by Professor Chen Kang from the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Professor Kang presented a seminar entitled 'Local Government in China: The experiments in Democracy at a City Level'.
Boao Forum Summit 2014
On December 5 2014 ACRI was honoured to host a visit from Secretary-General Wenzhong Zhou of the Boao Forum for Asia.
In conversation with Professor the Hon Bob Carr, ACRI Director, Secretary-General Zhou shared his insights on the bilateral relationship between China and Australia and spoke about his vision for the Boao Forum. Secretary-General Zhou also discussed the Chinese economy, the environment and other issues relevant to the Australia-China relationship.
Kerry Brown in conversation with Bob Carr
On April 30 2015 Professor Kerry Brown sat down with Professor the Hon Bob Carr to discuss contemporary Chinese government. In addition to providing a general overview of their system, he discussed where power resides, who is on the rise, who is on the decline, and how factions work.
Professor Brown is the Director of the China Studies Centre and author of Contemporary China, Hu Jintao: China’s Silent Ruler and most recently The New Emperors - Power and the Princelings in China (2014).