SECOND CHINA MATTERS IN PARLIAMENT
The second China Matters in Parliament forum was held on 14 February 2018 from 10:30am-12:00pm. It was hosted by Julia Banks MP, Chair and Julian Hill MP, Vice Chair, Australia – China Parliamentary Friendship Group.
The 2 x 45-minute sessions focused on the choices that Australia’s decision-makers grapple with when responding to President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative as well as the complexities of the Australia-China relationship, especially in light of developments in recent months.
At both sessions, three guest speakers from China Matters provided opening comments. This was followed by Q and A.
The three guest speakers were:
- Professor Allan Gyngell AO, National President, Australian Institute of International Affairs; Board Director, China Matters
- Ms Linda Jakobson, Founding Director and CEO, China Matters
- Mr Andrew Michelmore AO, Executive Manager, MMG; Board Director, China Matters