This talk will consider developments — both inside China and in the wider world — that have contributed to the mounting concerns about China’s seemingly inexorable rise, with particular reference to the discourse about Chinese attempts to interfere in Australian public life.
Pradeep Taneja has been reading writing about China for the past several decades. He lived and worked in China for many years and is fluent in Mandarin. Based in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, he is also an Academic Fellow of the Australia India Institute and an Associate of the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies. He was earlier, this year, a Visiting Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin. Dr. Taneja is currently researching Sino-Indian competition in the Indian Ocean region.
The discussion will be chaired by Harsh V. Pant, Director of Studies, ORF.
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Registration
3:30 – 3:35 p.m. | Opening remarks by the chair | Harsh V. Pant
3:35 – 4:30 p.m. | Presentation by the speaker | Pradeep Taneja
4:30 – 4:55 p.m. | Q&A and discussion
4:55 – 5:00 p.m. | Closing remarks by the chair | Harsh V. Pant
5:00 p.m. | High tea