China Update 2012

Hosted by the Rio Tinto - ANU China Partnership
10 July


‘Photos from China Update 2011’

Rebalancing and sustaining growth in China

On 10 July 2012, the China Economy Program within the Crawford School, in collaboration with the Rio Tinto‚ÄďANU China Partnership, will present the twelfth China Update. At this annual event, leading academics, policy makers and government representatives discuss the latest research on the Chinese economy. Over the years, the China Update has cemented its status as Australia's premier forum for in-depth discussion and analysis of the Chinese economy.

This year's Update will address the following topics:

  • Rebalancing Economic Growth in China: the Significance, Requirements and Impact
  • A View of China in the World: Chinese Trade, Investment and Resource Security
  • China's Inequality and its Labour Market: A review of Chinese Education, Migration and Demographic Transition

The Update will conclude with a final discussion panel on China's future challenges and opportunities chaired by Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale AO and comprised of:

  • Professor Cai Fang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Winthrop Professor Peter Robertson, University of Western Australia
  • Dr James Laurenceson, University of Queensland
  • Professor Wing Thye Woo, University of California, Davis
  • Zhao Jianfei, Caixin Media
We are also pleased to announce that the 2012 China Update will be opened by The Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP, Australia's Minister for Trade, who will speak about the increasing importance and evolving nature of Australia's relationship with China. This year's closing address will be given by Professor Selahattin Imrohoroglu, Academic Director, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California who will speak about the implications of demographic transition on long term growth.

Other eminent speakers at this year's Update include: Guonan Ma (Bank of International Settlements), Xiaobo Zhang (International Food Policy Research Institute), Huw McKay (Westpac), ZhongXiang Zhang (East-West Centre), Hong Yang (Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology).

The 2012 China Update will coincide with the launch of Rebalancing and Sustaining Growth in China, edited by Ligang Song and Huw McKay. The book is published by ANU E Press with the Chinese Social Sciences Academic Press publishing the Chinese language version.

Time: 8.30am to 5.30pm

China Update Program [pdf, 142KB]

Registration Fees
Fees cover conference attendance, lunch, morning and afternoon teas and  a copy of this year's China Update Book.

CESA Contributor

A$50 (incl. GST)

Standard Attendance

A$120 (incl. GST)

Student

A$40 (incl. GST)

China Update Book Launch 2012

On 9 July 2012, the China Economy Program within the Crawford School, in collaboration with the Rio Tinto-ANU China Partnership, will launch the China Update Book: Rebalancing and Sustaining Growth in China edited by Ligang Song and Huw McKay. The book is published by ANU E Press with the Chinese Social Sciences Academic Press publishing the Chinese language version.

This year's book features contributions from the world's leading academics, policy makers and government representatives who discuss the latest research on the Chinese economy. Over the years, the China Update Book has become Australia's premier publication for in-depth discussion and analysis of the Chinese economy.

The 2012 book will be launched by His Excellency Ambassador Chen Yuming, Chinese Ambassador to Australia and will feature an addresses by Professor Ross Garnaut of the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne, as well as Vivek Tulpule, Head of Economics, Rio Tinto. This year's key note speaker is Professor Cai Fang from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

The Book launch will be an opportunity for the contributors, public servants, academics, students and others to meet and talk in a social setting.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Book Launch Program [pdf, 130KB]

Further details regarding the schedule of events for the Conference and Book Launch will be available here in the coming weeks, however if you would like any additional information about this year's conference, please contact Dan Hyde.

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