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Xie Tao presents enlightening briefing on Chinese perceptions of Donald Trump’s America

On August 17 the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide was delighted to present an enlightening talk from Beijing based US politics expert Xie Tao on Donald Trump’s America, and its relationship with China.
Xie Tao, of Beijing Foreign Studies University is a professor of political science and an associate dean at the School of […]

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Big turnout for first China Briefing of the year

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 […]

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Large turnout braves awful weather for this year’s Oz-Asia Public Lecture

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 […]

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Succesful China Briefing: Democracy, Meritocracy, or Both? The Case of 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 […]

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Successful China Briefing hosted on 19 August

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 […]

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29 April 2015 China Briefing: Xi Jinping’s Leadership Style & Policies

Xi Jinping’s Leadership Style and Policies
Wednesday 29 April
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 […]

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12 November: Cross-Culture Values and Its Impact on Language

In this Confucius Institute China Briefing the panel of experts, from Australia and China, explored how cross fertilisation of cultures can influence the local language.
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Professor Hou Ping Ping, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages, Shandong University (China)
TOPIC: The influence of Western Media on Chinese culture and language
Dr Song Xianlin, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Asian Studies, University of […]

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3 Sept China Briefing: China-Japan Relations

 
How does Australia balance the relationship between China and Japan—two countries that have been at odds for centuries? How is the Japan-China relationship progressing and what lies ahead for the bilateral relationship?
The following experts joined us for the panel discussion:
Professor AMAMURA Yuiji, Fukuoka International University
Topic: An overview of Ancient China-Japan Relations
Dr. Chengxin PAN, School of […]

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China Briefing 30 April 2014: Australia- China FTA Negotiations

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 […]

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27 May 2014 China Briefing: China’s Role as a Foreign Aid Donor

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 […]

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