Confucius Institute events this week

The Confucius Institute is delighted to invite you to three fantastic events this week:

This lecture is hosted by Flinders University, Australia China Young Professional Initiative (ACYPI) and Young Australians in International Affairs (YAIIA), with the support of the Confucius Institute. The discussion will focus on China’s infrastructure-based diplomacy, including the AIIB. Australia’s role in the new bank, pros and cons of joining and the opportunities for Australian business will also be discussed.

Tuesday 28 April
Flinders University, City Campus (Victoria Square), Level 1, Room 1

He has been called the most powerful Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping and the most authoritative since Mao Zedong. His ambitious reform strategy, including a sharp crackdown on corruption, has made not only domestic, but international news. The Chinese people affectionately refer to him as Xi Dada or Big Uncle Xi and Westerners are naturally curious about how he rules. There is no doubt, President Xi Jinping is one of the most influential leaders of our time; but who is the man behind the headlines and what do his policies mean for China and its international strategy?

Please join the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide for the first China Briefing of 2015. We are excited to announce an outstanding panel dedicated to discussing President Xi in more exciting detail.

Our international speaker, Professor Willy Lam is a leading academic on the topic of President Xi. Professor Lam will be selling and signing his newly-released book, ‘Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinping: Renaissance, Reform or Retrogression?’ after the China Briefing.

Wednesday 29 April
55 Currie St; Theatrette

This roundtable is hosted by the University of Adelaide’s Department of Asian Studies and the Confucius Institute. Professor Willy Lam (see above) will talk about the career, ideology and statecraft of the Fifth-Generation leader. After the presentation the discussion will be open to audience participation.

Thursday 30 April
University of Adelaide Campus, Wills Building, Room 553

For further information about any of the events, please contact The Confucius Institute.

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