This is a hybrid in-person/livestreamed event. Please note that social distancing requirements and other health precautions will be in place, as per New South Wales Government rules and restrictions.
Emptied of high-level ministerial contact, 2020 saw Australia’s official ties with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) appearing to plunge to their lowest ebb arguably since 1972. Many dimensions of the bilateral relationship – political, economic, people-to-people – were roiled by turbulence. As we enter 2021, each country appears to be locking in behind a firm stance with respect to the other.
The Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:ACRI) will host a panel discussion in which participants will reflect on the impact that developments in the bilateral relationship had in 2020, including on Australia’s own Chinese communities, and discuss the challenges that lie ahead.
Panellists will include Richard Maude, Executive Director Policy at Asia Society Australia and Senior Fellow at Asia Society Policy Institute; Michael Smith, China correspondent for The Australian Financial Review; and Wanning Sun, Professor of Media and Communication Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UTS.
The panel will be moderated by UTS:ACRI Director Professor James Laurenceson.
Access for people with disabilities: If you have any access requirements in order to attend this event please email email@example.com and a UTS:ACRI staff member will contact you to discuss your requirements further.