Should India Be In APEC? The Indo-Pacific Answers

01 Jul 2019 By Hugo Seymour

The first meeting of APEC was held in November 1989, ten months after then-Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke called for its formation to help ease pressures on the international trading system. The inaugural meeting occurred just days prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Much has changed since then.

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Modi’s Mandate: The Indian General Election with Professor Craig Jeffrey

29 Jun 2019 By Hugo Seymour

In partnership with UWA’s Public Policy Institute and the Australia India Business Council, the Perth USAsia Centre had the pleasure of hosting Professor Craig Jeffrey for a roundtable discussion on the drivers of India’s general election outcome and their implications for India, Australia and the world.

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Roundtable with Mike Chinoy, former CNN Bureau Chief in Beijing

27 Jun 2019 By Kyle Springer

Mike Chinoy, an author, reporter, and former CNN Bureau Chief in Beijing, China visited the Perth USAsia Centre on 21 June. Mike is known for his award-winning coverage of the Tiananmen Square events in 1989. He also served as Bureau Chief in London and later Hong Kong. Today he is still based in Hong Kong and is a Senior Fellow at the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California (USC).

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Australia’s strategic partnership with the US in the Indo-Pacific

26 Jun 2019 By Jeffrey Wilson

The Australian Consul-General in Honolulu, Ms Jane Hardy, presented a roundtable lunch to the Perth USAsia Centre community on Monday 24 June. Consul-General Hardy discussed Australia’s strategic partnership with the US in the Indo-Pacific, which a focus on defence cooperation.

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Navigating Australia’s Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations.

24 Jun 2019 By Erin Watson-Lynn, Kyle Springer

The Australian Government’s Chief Negotiator, Regional Trade Agreements Division, James Baxter, visited the Perth USAsia Centre on Tuesday 11 June 2019. Mr Baxter is currently leading Australia’s delegation in negotiations for the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement.

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Observations from the 18th Annual Shangri-La Dialogue

24 Jun 2019 By Emily Davies

Perth USAsia Centre’s CEO Professor Gordon Flake and Board member, and Former Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Professor Stephen Smith attended the 18th Annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

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China Forum Showcases Opportunities for WA Business

30 May 2019 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

China Business Forum was held on 14 May at Crown Towers, Perth hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre in partnership with Small Business Development Corporation and the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

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Centre Goes to Washington

29 May 2019 By Hugo Seymour

The Perth USAsia Centre's Hugo Seymour will take part as an Australian delegate in the prestigious International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP).

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Australia and India Go to the Polls..What's Next?

17 May 2019 By Erin Watson-Lynn

In the lead up to Australia’s federal election, the foreign policy debate has largely focussed on how the next government will engage China. What is missing from the discussion is how Australia will engage India, the region’s next great power.

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