In 2018, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was more powerful than at any other time in its modern history and one of the most powerful countries in the world. The China Story Yearbook: Power surveys the various ways in which the Party-state wields its hard, soft, and sharp power, both in China and abroad. Citizens of the PRC have long had to negotiate the state’s power and influence in their life. Increasingly, diaspora communities and non-Chinese citizens, companies and governments around the world are learning to do the same. Some submit, some push back.
This panel will cover a broad set of issues, focusing on China’s power in Africa, China's soft power, recent reforms in the PLA, China's rise as a global 'techno-power', the rapid expansion of state-owned enterprises and the challenges facing China’s non-state sector, and ‘Girl Power’ (exploring feminism and gender inequality in China today, and its economic implications).
The China Story Yearbook: Power will be launched by Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Frances Adamson.
Jane Golley, Director, Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU, and Co-editor, China Story Yearbook: Power
Linda Jaivin, author, essayist, translator, editorial consultant at CIW, and Co-editor, China Story Yearbook: Power
Andy Kennedy, Associate Professor, Policy and Governance Program, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
Beyongo Mukete Dynamic, Associate Editor, National Times News, Cameroon
Zhang Jian, Deputy Head (Teaching and Administration), School of Humanities & Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy
The China Story Yearbook: Power will be available to purchase at a discounted price of $20 (RRP$45) at the launch. All proceeds from the sale will go towards funding the production and publication of the next Yearbook.
Light refreshments will be served before the event.