Getting the Australia-China relationship right

There is no more important issue for Australia in its trade and foreign affairs than to get the relationship with China right. Despite negative comments about the health of the relationship, the trade and economic relationship has flourished over the last two years since the Australia-China Joint Economic Report was completed in 2016. The political relationship has languished.

This Public Forum hosted by the Asian Bureau of Economic Research (ABER) and the China Center for International Economic Exchange (CCIE) takes a fresh look at the relationship, acknowledging there are many problems that need to be dealt with urgently.

The panel will provide a critical examination of the issues that need to be addressed in order to realise the relationship’s potential.


Mr Warwick Smith AM, Chairman of Australia China Council, Chairman of Advisory Board of Australian Equity Group

Professor HUANG Yiping, National School of Development, Peking University

Dr Amy King, Senior Lecturer at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

Dr YUAN Youwei, Deputy Director of International Engagement, China Center for International Economic Exchange

Dr Shiro Armstrong, Director, Asian Bureau of Economic Research, The Australian National University


Professor Peter Drysdale, Emeritus Professor and Head of East Asian Bureau of Economic Research

Dates: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Location: Australian Centre on China in the World