On Friday the 17th of February the Confucius Institute held our first China Briefing for 2017.
Featuring a talk from Shandong University’s Professor Yue Qiao and Professor Christopher Findlay from the University of Adelaide’s School of Professions, the briefing saw the 160 seat theatre filled almost to capacity with around 140 in attendance.
Covering the topic ‘China’s […]
The Confucius Institute was lucky enough to be visited by Professor Teng Jimeng from Beijing Foreign Studies University to present this years Oz-Asia Public Lecture, with many braving Adelaide’s unseasonably poor weather to join us at the Festival centre for a fascinating discussion Chinese rock’n’roll music.
Professor Teng, a regular on Chinese Central Television’s Dialogue, China […]
Westerners tend to divide the political ideal into “good” democracies and “bad” authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades, China has evolved a political system that can best be described as “political meritocracy.”
On March 31 Professor Daniel A Bell, Professor of the Schwarzman […]
On August 19 the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide hosted a China Briefing on “China’s Perspective on Australia.”
As the Australia-China relationship continues to strengthen and grow in economic importance, Australians often seek a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and the Chinese mindset. However, this China Briefing took a step back and explored China’s understanding […]
Australia – China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations have been ongoing since 2005. Prime Minister Tony Abbott is aiming to sign the agreement by the end of this year, a key move in the bilateral relationship and an opportunity for further economic growth for both countries.
Due to the pressing nature of this topic, on Wednesday […]
On 27 May the Confucius Institute hosted their second China Briefing of 2014 on China’s role and development as a foreign aid donor. China’s foreign aid is an intriguing topic as it is a model with its own characteristics and has become a globally recognised issue due to China’s economic success in this century. The panel of […]
The US-China relationship is one of the most important, yet complex, bilateral relationships of this day. The countries stand on opposite sides of numerous issues, yet they still are optimistic in making progress for the benefit of both countries and the Asia-Pacific Region. The briefing touched on a range of topical US-China issues, including the establishment of a new relationship model, the exclusion […]