This event is part of Sydney Lunar Festival.

Australia-China relations: The state of play

A reflection on key developments in the Australia-China relationship over 2019

Foreign interference, the suspension of a human rights partnership, effectively frozen high-level political contact – and against this backdrop, record levels of bilateral trade.

2019 was another roller-coaster year for the Australia-China relationship, full of complications and contradictions.

The Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:ACRI) in partnership with UTS Big Thinking Forums is pleased to host a panel discussion during the Lunar New Year in which participants will reflect on the impact developments in the bilateral relationship over the past year have had in politics, business and the domestic community, and discuss the challenges that lie ahead.

Panellists include recent China correspondent and senior financial journalist at The Australian, Glenda Korporaal, and Osmond Chiu, commentator and research fellow at Per Capita. Third panellist to be announced.

The panel will be moderated by UTS:ACRI Director Professor James Laurenceson.

A selection of loose leaf Chinese teas, including white, black, green, jasmine and Pu’er, will be served.

About the panellists:

Glenda Korporaal is Associate Editor (Business) at The Australian newspaper where she has worked for more than 20 years as a business writer, columnist and correspondent. She has just returned from 18 months in Beijing as the paper’s China correspondent.

Osmond Chiu is a Research Fellow at the Per Capita thinktank. He has worked in policy roles for over a decade and has written for Guardian Australia, Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times. He is also an elected rank-and-file member of the NSW Labor State Policy Forum. He tweets @redrabbleroz.

Third panellist to be announced.



15 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia
UTS Great Hall, Tower Building


Wednesday 29 January 2020 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm


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