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Prof. Kerry Brown delivered the presentation at the 2014 Australia Asia Education Engagement Symposium. ...

Prof. Kerry Brown delivered the presentation at the 2014 Australia Asia Education Engagement Symposium.

The Australia Asia Education Engagement Symposium explores key drivers for engagement and set in context the urgent need for Australia to focus attention on building deeper and broader education coalitions and partnerships with Asia.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://www.informa.com.au/ausasiaeducation14

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Prof Kerry Brown, Director, China Studies Centre & Professor of Chinese Politics, University of Sydney - China Prof Kerry Brown, Director, China Studies Centre & Professor of Chinese Politics, University of Sydney - China Presentation Transcript

  • China   Kerry  Brown   China  Studies  Centre,  University  of   Sydney  
  • China  in  the  Era  of  Ferment   •  Rapid  economic  change  in  China  since  1978   has  created  wealth,  and  contenCon.     •  The  economy  has  quadrupled  in  size  since   entry  to  the  WTO  in  2001;  but  so  have  the   incidences  and  costs  of  contenCon   •  In  2013,  according  to  the  NaConal  People’s   Congress,  the  central  state  spent  USD110   billion  on  internal  security  –  USD5  billion  more   than  naConal  defence.    
  • Carnival  China   •  1  billion  mobile  users,  750  million  using   Tencent,  and  half  a  billion  using  Weibo.     •  `God  created  the  Internet  for  China’  –  Liu   Xiaobo.     •  But  an  urban,  service  sector,  more  prosperous   China  is  also  one  where  the  rising  middle  class   are  more  demanding.     •  The  social  contract  in  China  is  being  rewriZen.    
  • China  2020   •  From  2013,  the  Chinese  government  under  the  new   leadership  of  Xi  Jinping  and  Li  Keqiang  wish  to  see  GDP   growth  double.     •  By  2020,  China  will  be  a  middle  income  society  with   per  capita  GDP  of  USD13,000.     •  But  the  journey  towards  this  objecCve  is  a  treacherous   one  –  not  just  economic,  but  poliCcal  in  its  challenges   and  outcomes.     •  By  2020,  Li  Keqiang  as  China’s  chief  economist  wishes   to  see  a  urban,  service  sector  working,  home  owning,   tax  paying  ciCzen.     •  So  do  we!  
  • From  Engagement  to  Commitment   •  China  and  China  literacy  is  now  part  of  the   Mainstream.   •  Policy  makers  in  government,  companies  and  NGOs   need  to  have  a  strategy  towards  China  –  even  if  that   strategy  is  to  ignore  it!   •  Engagement  with  China  involves  risk  management.  The   most  basic  calculaCon  for  any  organisaCon  is  whether   the  risks  of  being  there  are  higher  than  the  risks  of  not.     •  We  have  moved  from  the  era  of  engagement  to  that  of   commitment.  That  changes  the  risk  profile.    
  • The  Responsibility  of  Sinologists   •  From  an  era  of  discrete  specialisaCon,  those  with   language  skills  and  understanding  of  aspects  of   China’s  economy,  poliCcs  and  society  have  a  great   responsibility.  Their  knowledge  is  needed,  their   public  engagement  morally  and  intellectually   highly  necessary.     •  A  generaCon  of  those  who  are  China  literate  need   to  be  culCvated  and  trained,  in  an  era  of   hybridity.     •  China  is  inherently  global  In  its  impacts  and   significance.    
  • The  China  Studies  Centre   •  A  community  of  experCse   •  Public  engagement  is  a  fundamental  part  of   our  mission   •  InternaConal  partnership   •  Partnership  and  its  meaning  
  • Kerry  Brown   •  Kerry  Brown  is  Professor  Chinese  PoliCcs  and  Director  of  the  China  Studies  Centre,   University  of  Sydney  and  Team  Leader  of  the  Europe  China  Research  and  Advice   Network  (ECRAN)  funded  by  the  European  Union.  He  is  also  an  Associate  Fellow  of   Chatham  House,  London.    He  was  previously  Head  of  the  Asia  Programme  at   Chatham  House,  London  and  a  member  of  the  BriCsh  DiplomaCc  Service  from   1998  to  2005,  serving  as  First  Secretary,  BriCsh  Embassy  Beijing  2000-­‐2003  and   Head  of  the  Indonesia  and  East  Timor  SecCon  2003-­‐2005.  Educated  at  the   universiCes  of  Cambridge  (MA)  and  Leeds  (PhD),  he  is  the  author  of  `The  Purge  of   the  Inner  Mongolia  Peoples  Party’  (2006),  `Struggling  Giant:  China  in  the  21st   Century’  (2007),  `The  Rise  of  the  Dragon:  Chinese  Inward  and  Outward  Investment   in  the  Reform  Era’  (2008),  `Friends  and  Enemies:  The  Past,  Present  and  Future  of   the  Communist  Party  of  China’  (2009),  `Ballot  Box  China’  (2011),  `China   2020’  (2011),  `Hu  Jintao:  China’s  Silent  Leader’  (2012),  `Contemporary   China’  (2013),  `Shanghai  2020’  (2014)and  `The  New  Emperors:  Princelings  and   Power  in  Modern  China’  (June  2014),  `Carnival  China:  Essays  on  the  Era  of  Hu   Jintao  and  Xi  Jinping’  (May  2014).  He  edited  `The  Berkshire  DicConary  of  Chinese   Biography’  published  in  2014.