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Australia-China Annual Think Tank Economic Dialogue

June 18 2017

Senior economists, policy specialists, business representatives and diplomats from Australia and China recently gathered in Beijing for the inaugural Australia-China Think Tank Annual Economic Dialogue, co-hosted by the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) and the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC).

The aim of the Economic Dialogue was to foster dialogue and promote discussion about the current state and future development of China-Australia trade and economic relations. The Economic Dialogue consisted of three panel sessions featuring presentations and discussions about new ideas for the improvement of bilateral relations.

Sessions included: The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement and the potential upgrade of bilateral trade institutions; the foreign capital entry and negative list system, and promoting the sustainable development of investment relations between China and Australia; and the Belt and Road Initiative, Australia’s development strategies, and promoting the sustainable development of the Asia Pacific economy.

Discussion papers will be available on the ACRI website soon.

 

The participants were:

Bob Carr, Director, Australia-China Relations Institute

Philip Ruddock, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Australia-China Relations Institute

Richard Colbeck, former Minister for Tourism and International Education

Patrick D’Arcy, Reserve Bank of Australia representative in Beijing

Craig Emerson, Managing Director, Craig Emerson Economics; former Minister for Trade and Competitiveness

Saul Eslake, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania; former Chief Economist of ANZ

Janice Febbraio, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Australia-China Relations Institute

Hans Hendrischke, Professor of Chinese Business and Management, University of Sydney

James Laurenceson, Deputy Director, Australia-China Relations Institute

Wei Li, Lecturer, Business School, University of Sydney

Michael McGregor, Policy Officer, China Economic and Trade Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Leo Mian Liu, Vice President, Global Partnerships and Director, International, University of Technology Sydney

Elizabeth Peak, Minister Counsellor (Economic), Australian Embassy, Beijing

David Uren, Economics Editor, The Australian newspaper

 

Gu Xueming, President, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC), China

Qian Keming, Vice Minister, Ministry of Commerce, China

He Chuantian, Vice President, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

He Chuantian, Vice President, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Li Wei, Director, Institute of American and Oceania Studies, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC)

Qu Weixi, Vice President, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC)

Yang Danhui, Director, Department of Resource and Environment, Institute of Industrial Economics (IIE), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Zhang Jijing, President, CITIC Pacific Limited

Zhang Guohua, Chief Economist, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce

Zhang Jianping, Director, Institute of West Asia and Africa Studies, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC)

Zhao Jinping, Director General, Department of Foreign Economics, Development Research Centre of the State Council

Zhao Longyue, Leading expert, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Zhou Mi, Director, Institute of Americas and Oceania, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC)


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Event Information
Date
June 18 2017
Venue
The Grand Hotel, Beijing