China: Wealth and Power Conference

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

‘What does the rise of China mean for the world? This question, perhaps the most important in the world at the moment, is explored at a conference sponsored by the Australian Centre on China in the World and the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. It brings together some of the world’s best political scientists, strategists, economists, international relations experts and anthropologists to discuss how China’s rising wealth and power is changing the world’s dominant political and economic orders.

Grounded in the idea that the different disciplines need to talk to each other, and not at or past each other, the papers presented over the course of two days have all been co-authored by people from at least two disciplines, covering a broad range of topics including: the geoeconomics of China’s One-Belt-One-Road initiative, the economics and soft power aspects of China’s low-carbon growth strategy, Chinese aid and investment in the Pacific, the United States’ economic leverage over China, the political connections of state-owned enterprises, Australian perceptions of Chinese investment in strategic industries, China’s changing role in the international production and monetary systems, and the Chinese Communist Party as a ‘selectocracy’.

Catering: Only morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please note that lunch is self catered with a couple of options close by: Cafes on ANU Campus (Cafe Peppercorn, Fellows Lane; God's Cafe Hedley Bull Building; Fellows Cafe, University House; Vanilla Bean, Garran Road;)