Executive Briefing | Prof Zha Daojiong, Peking University (Sydney)

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A unique insiders perspective on Beijing’s foreign policy agenda for Asia

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Xi Jinping makes a toast during a welcome banquet for the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Image: Wu Hong-Pool/Getty Images/ChinaFile

What is China’s foreign policy agenda and how does this impact the nature of Australia-China relations?

As Australia negotiates new rules of engagement with China, Asia Society Australia in partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills and The University of Sydney, are pleased to host an Executive Briefing luncheon with Peking University leading political economist, Professor Zha Daojiong. Professor Zha will share his insights on Beijing’s foreign policy agenda and the strategic outlook for the bilateral relationship.  

Date: Wednesday 21 August 2019
Time: 12.00 pm - 1.45 pm
Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills, ANZ Tower, 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000

This event is by invitation only, with places limited and preference is given to Asia Society Australia lead members and invited stakeholders. If you're unsure, please contact programaustralia@asiasociety.org for further information. 


About our speaker

Professor Zha Daojiong, School of International Studies & Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development, Peking University

Zha Daojiong

Dr. Zha is a professor in the School of International Studies and Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development, Peking University. His areas of expertise include international political economy and China’s international economic relations, particularly the fields of energy and natural resources, development aid and the economics-political nexus in the Asia Pacific region.

In recent years his research extended to political and social risk management for Chinese corporations engaged in non-financial investments abroad, including the publication of an edited volume Chinese Investment Overseas: case studies on environmental and social risks (Peking University Press, 2014) and Risk Management under the Belt and Road Initiative: economic and societal dimensions (Oceanic Press, 2017).   

He is invited to serve as non-resident fellow in a number of public policy think tanks and advisory member on several international exchange associations, including the China chapter of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSPAC) and the China Association for International Exchange. 

He joined the faculty of Peking University in 2007 and held prior positions at the Renmin University of China, the International University of Japan and University of Macau. He studied at the East West Center and the University of Hawaii, where he earned a Doctoral degree in political science.

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Executive Briefings are a curated series of meetings presented by diplomats, business leaders and subject matter experts from Asia and Australia. Designed to offer a deep dive into the critical issues of the day, to an audience of senior executives from the business, political, educational and cultural institutions that make up the Asia Society network.


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Event Details

Wed 21 Aug 2019
12 - 1:45 p.m.

Herbert Smith Freehills, ANZ Tower, 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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