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Book Launch

Canberra Launch of China Story Yearbook 2016: Control

5:30pm - 7:30pm
05 Jun 2017
Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU

The Australian Centre on China in the World invites you to celebrate the launch of its premier annual publication:

China Story Yearbook 2016: Control

‘More cosmopolitan, more lively, more global’ is how the China Daily summed up the year 2016 in China. It was also a year of more control. The Chinese Communist Party laid down strict new rules of conduct for its members, continued to assert its dominance over everything from the Internet to the South China Sea and announced a new Five-Year Plan that Greenpeace called ‘quite possibly the most important document in the world in setting the pace of acting on climate change’. The China Story Yearbook 2016: Control surveys the year in China’s economy, population planning, law enforcement and reform, environment, Internet, medicine, religion, education, historiography, foreign affairs, and culture as well as developments in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

To be launched by Dr Andrew Leigh MP and preceded by a panel discussion with selected authors

Date: Monday, 5 June 2017
Time: 5:30pm–7:30pm

Venue: The Auditorium, China in the World Building, 188 Fellows Lane, The Australian National University

Registration essential by Friday 2 June 2017

'Once again, the China Story Yearbook with its unique blend of deep scholarship and up-to-the-minute social commentary offers the vividest, quirkiest snapshot of China today, and the best corrective to glib generalisations about this most complex and important of countries.’

  — HUGH WHITE, Professor of Strategic Studies, The Australian National University

'Now in its fifth year, the China Story Yearbook has quickly become a seminal reference for Australian policymakers. Its deep analysis of the economic, political and social context of China and its implications for the world is priority reading for anyone who has a stake in the future.'

 — ANDREW LEIGH, Shadow Assistant Treasurer & Member for Fenner, ACT

Updated:  16 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director, China in the World /Page Contact:  China in the World