Australia’s recently retired Ambassador to China Geoff Raby talks about life behind the scenes in Beijing, dealing with the Foreign Ministry and tough times during his 4 1/2 year tenure which saw the arrest of Rio Tinto executives and a cooling relations with Canberra before vital repairs were made to the relationship. An economist by trade, Dr Raby will also give his view on the future of China’s economy and the role that Australia plays.
DATE: Dec 13 (Tuesday)
VENUE: CHANGED! FACE Bar, 26 Dongcaoyuan, Gongti Nanlu 工体南路东草园26号, Beijing, China
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB at the door for non-members
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Geoff Raby is principle of Geoff Raby & Associates and sits on the board of Fortescue Metals Group, the world’s fourth largest iron ore producer. Prior to Ambassador to China, Raby has also held positions as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Australia’s APEC Ambassador.