Melbourne Launch — China’s rise: prosperity, power and pushback

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

In 2018, the People's Republic of China (PRC) was more powerful than at any other time in its modern history and one of the most powerful countries in the world. The China Story Yearbook: Power surveys the various ways in which the Party-state wields its hard, soft, and sharp power, both in China and abroad. Citizens of the PRC have long had to negotiate the state's power and influence in their life. Increasingly, diaspora communities and non-Chinese citizens, companies and governments around the world are learning to do the same. Some submit, some push back.

This panel will cover a broad set of issues, focusing on China's power in Africa, the Communist Party's language of power, the rapid expansion of state-owned enterprises and the challenges facing China's non-state sector, and 'Girl Power' (exploring feminism and gender inequality in China today, and its economic implications).

The Yearbook: Power will be launched by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC, Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU) and former Foreign Minister (1988-1996).

Panellists include:

  • Jane Golley, Director, Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU, and Co-editor, China Story Yearbook: Power
  • Ben Hillman,Director, Policy and Governance Program, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
  • Beyongo Mukete Dynamic, Associate Editor, National Times News, Cameroon
  • Gloria Davies, Professor of Chinese Studies, Monash University 

Host Partners:

  • King & Wood Mallesons 
  • King & Wood Mallesons is the global elite firm for the next century. Connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia.

The event is supported by the Australia-China Business Council (VIC). 

The China Story Yearbook: Power is available for purchase at a discounted price of $20 (RRP$45) at the launch. All proceeds will go towards funding the next Yearbook.