On 22 November 2017 China Matters held its Third Young Professionals Debate featuring one young professional and one special guest on each debate team.

The two teams debated the question:

‘Are Australian Universities ready for the rise of China?’

Team 1 on the affirmative: Winnie Eley and Rebecca Yang

Team 2 on the negative: Hans Hendrischke and Jessica Wirawan

Moderated by: Primrose Riordan

The evening saw a lively discussion between panellists and the audience, debating how Australian universities should approach a relationship with China.

Hans Hendrischke and Jessica Wirawan on the negative team were voted by the audience as the winning team for putting forward the most convincing argument.