Rowan Callick: 'Party Time - Who Runs China and How'
The Hon Warwick Smith AM, Chairman, Asia Society Australia and Global Trustee, Asia Society and Gerard Henderson, Executive Director, The Sydney Institute will host the international launch of Party Time: Who Runs China and How, with:
Mr Rowan Callick, Asia Pacific Editor, The Australian
The Australian's Asia-Pacific editor and former China correspondent Rowan Callick talks about his new book on who runs China and how — and about the China beyond the party — on the eve of its international publication.
A groundbreaking book of reportage and analysis about what is surely the world's most powerful institution: the Chinese Communist Party.
A century after its underground beginnings, the Communist Party today exerts remarkable control. From neighbourhood disputes to the highest levels of the army, bureaucracy, commerce and the courts, it governs nearly every corner of Chinese life. Far from mellowing, today's party leadership is as focused as ever on strengthening its role and silencing dissent. But how prepared is it for the challenges it faces, and what will its success or failure mean for China and its role in the world?
Party Time is an essential and eye-opening account of this poorly understood but hugely influential player in world politics.
Rowan Callick is also the author of Comrades and Capitalists: Hong Kong Since the Handover. He is Asia-Pacific editor for The Australian and was previously Beijing-based China correspondent. He has also been the China correspondent (based in Hong Kong) for the Australian Financial Review and a senior writer with Time magazine. He received the Graham Perkin Award for Journalist of the Year in 1995 and has won two Walkley Awards for Asia-Pacific coverage.
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