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Webinar: Chinese Economy Rebound – What Does This Mean For Australia?
12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST


Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $20

1 hour

CPD Themes:
Global & Future Trends

FASEA CPD Categories:
General Knowledge

Participants may be able to apply 1 hour towards meeting their annual continuing professional development obligations. It is the individual's obligation to determine relevance of CPD to their license conditions.

Knowledge Area:
Industry knowledge 

COVID-19 and the economic crisis has shone a light on Australia's trade dealings with China.

Simmering tensions continue and for the first time in nearly 30 years China has abandoned setting a growth target for its economy.

Join us for this timely webinar with Professor James Laurenceson, Director, Australia-China Relations Institute and Andrew Parker, Partner, Asia Practice Leader, PwC.

What are China's own growth prospects?

How can Australia best engage with a recovering China?

What strategies do we need to consider for re-engaging in Chinese markets?

Register to get your questions answered…

Learning Outcomes:

- How exposed is Australia’s economy to the PRC?
- What is behind this exposure?
- Is this level of exposure serving Australia’s national interest?
- Should Australian entities continue to engage extensively with the PRC?


Professor James Laurenceson Director, Australia-China Relations Institute and Professor, Australia-China Relations Institute
Professor James Laurenceson

Professor James Laurenceson, Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at UTS. He has previously held academic appointments at the University of Queensland (Australia), Shandong University (China) and Shimonoseki City University (Japan). His research has been published in leading scholarly journals including China Economic Review and China Economic Journal. Professor Laurenceson also provides regular commentary on contemporary developments in China's economy and the Australia-China relationship. His opinion pieces have appeared in Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, South China Morning Post, amongst many others.

Pre-reading of Research / Research reports:

Covid-19 And The Australia-china Relationship’s Zombie Economic Idea


Andrew Parker, Partner, Asia Practice Leader, PwC

Andrew Parker

Andrew is a Partner at PwC where he leads the Australian Firm’s Asia Practice. Andrew joined Price Waterhouse in 1985, became a partner in 1999 and spent 12 years in PwC’s London, Moscow and Jakarta offices. Andrew has had a long association with Asia having lived and worked in Indonesia and was the leader of PwC’s Asian telecoms industry team until 2012, a role he held for nearly 10 years.

He is a Board Member of the Australia-Indonesia Centre at Monash University and China Matters, an Executive Committee Member of the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee and a member of the Advisory Board of the Asia Society. Andrew was the lead author of PwC’s landmark report on Australia’s lack of business investment in Asia titled “Passing us by” and is a regular commentator in the media and presenter at forums on Asian trade and investment in Australia and Australian trade and investment in Asia.

Andrew is a Fellow at the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University in Sydney.