China Matters: Getting It Right for Australia

in partnership with China Matters Ltd and the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia and Pacific Affairs

Bates Gill and Linda Jakobson will be in conversation with Paul Kelly, Editor-At-Large at The Australian on the new publication, China Matters: Getting It Right for Australia. The vote of thanks will be given by Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

Bates Gill and Linda Jakobson examine what China's rise means for Australia's future. This concise, up-to-date account examines the country's unique tensions and contradictions, and considers what Australia can do to best shape our relationship with the emerging great power. China Matters is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand a changing and increasingly powerful China.

Bates Gill is Professor of Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University and a Board Director of China Matters. He is an internationally recognised China expert with 25 years' experience as a scholar and policy advisor. Dr Gill has authored seven books and more than 100 other China-related publications, including Rising Star: China's New Security Diplomacy and China: The Balance Sheet.

Linda Jakobson is an award-winning, internationally recognised author and researcher. She has authored five books and dozens of other publications about China. A Mandarin speaker, she lived and worked in China for 22 years before moving to Sydney in 2011 to become East Asia Program Director at the Lowy Institute. In 2015 she founded China Matters, an Australian public policy initiative. A Finnish national, she is a permanent resident of Australia.

Book signings will take place before the event, at 5.30pm and again after the lecture at the reception. Books will be available for purchase at the Co-op stand.

Event will commence at 6pm followed by a reception from 7-8pm.