The Perth USAsia Centre, in partnership with China Matters, co-hosted the Fourth Young Professionals national meeting on 7 September 2018 at St Georges College.
The Young Professionals national meeting is designed to emulate the structure and content of the China Matters National Meeting for senior officials. The goal is to bring together a diverse set of young professionals from government, business and academia, all of whom are affected by China's rise in one way or another. Each national meeting will address a few key challenges that China's rise poses for Australia spanning geopolitics, society and economics. The meeting strives to discuss controversial but prominent issues and from these discussions our participants will formulate policy recommendations to strengthen Australian policy towards China.
The two panel sessions focused on:
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- How should Australia respond to the PRC's growing presence in the South Pacific?
- Should Australia welcome PRC investment in new growth sectors, such as agriculture?