China economic experts at business forum

Monday, 24 August 2009

A leading Chinese political economist will join other China experts in a free public forum in Adelaide this Thursday on recent developments in the Chinese economy and what it means for Australian business.

Key speaker Professor Cui Zhiyuan is Professor in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing and was the 2008 Anthony W and Lulu C Wang Distinguished Visiting Professor at Cornell University Law School in the US.

Presented by the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies on Thursday 27 August, this 'China Briefing' will examine issues surrounding the questions: Is the Chinese stimulus package working? and What does it mean to Australia?

China had registered more than 10% economic growth for more than two decades until the Global Financial Crisis saw its GDP cut in half. With a $586 billion stimulus packaged introduced in November 2008, China has maintained economic growth of 7.5% in 2009.

The forum will discuss why this is of vital importance to Australian business.

Other speakers are:

The Confucius Institute's China Briefings provide up-to-date knowledge of the most recent developments in China's political, economic and cultural spheres that are of most concern to the Australian public.

WHAT: China Briefing: 'Is the Chinese stimulus package working? What does it mean to Australia'
WHERE: Ernst & Young Building, Level 12, 121 King William St, Adelaide
WHEN: 6pm-8pm, Thursday 27 August
COST: Free but please register with or 8303 5819.


Contact Details

Professor Mobo Gao
Professor of Chinese Studies
Director, Confucius Institute
University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5803
Mobile: 0404 178 417

Associate Professor Michael O'Neil
SA Centre for Economic Studies
University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 4545
Mobile: +61 (0)408 812 032

Media Team
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 0814