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Friday, July 3 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Australia and the rise of China

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More and more Australian business is becoming enmeshed in trade with China – that’s where the money is coming from. China and Australia recently signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in what some are calling a “watershed moment” in this process. Yet the United States, Australia’s traditional military ally and still its most significant foreign investor, is engaged in an increasingly tense struggle with China for domination over the Asia-Pacific. How do these two factors play out in the struggle for economic, political and military hegemony in Asia?

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Mick Armstrong

Mick Armstrong is a member of the National Executive of the Australian socialist organisation Socialist Alternative and an assistant editor of Marxist Left Review. He has been active in a wide range of campaigns and strikes since the late1960s, including currently the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism. He is the author of 1,2,3, What are we Fighting for?: The Australian Student Movement from its Origins to... Read More →

Friday July 3, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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