Can the economic powerhouse that is modern China keep going on forever? This land of mega-factories, mega-supply and mega-demand has transformed the way the World does business but whether this can be maintained is a very good question. China is preparing to face some major hurdles if it wants to retain its current level of growth or anything like it. Economist and Australia’s Ambassador to China, Dr Geoff Raby, will tackle these issues in a presentation to the Foreign Correspondent’s Club.
DATE: Mar 3 (Thursday)
VENUE: Australian Embassy 澳大利亚驻华大使馆
21 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Sanlitun (next to Canadian Embassy, opposite A.C. Embassy Hotel)
北京市朝阳区三里屯东直门外大街21号 (加拿大大使馆的旁边，澳加饭店的对面), Tel: 5140 4111
REGISTRATION: at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is for Club members only.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Dr. Geoff Raby is Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. He was Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from November 2002 to November 2006. He has held a number of senior positions in DFAT, including First Assistant Secretary, International Organisations and Legal Division (2001-2002), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation, Geneva (1998-2001) and First Assistant Secretary, Trade Negotiations Division (1995-1998). He was Australia’s APEC Ambassador from Nov 2002 to Dec 2004.
Dr Raby was born in Melbourne, Australia, in September 1953. Before joining the Commonwealth Public Service, he was senior tutor in economics at La Trobe University. He has BEc (Hons), MEc and PhD degrees from La Trobe. Dr Raby arrived in Beijing on 3 February 2007, and presented his Credentials to President Hu Jintao on 11 May 2007.