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Peter Hartcher in conversation with Richard Glover
Peter Hartcher in conversation with Richard Glover

Date: Monday, 2 December 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. for 6:30 p.m. start
Venue: Upstairs a 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney NSW 
Tickets: $12 (full price) $9 (concession) gleeclub free. Book here or phone 02 9660 2333.


China has become a key nation for Australia’s future – for our security, economy and identity. But what are China’s intentions when it comes to Australia?               

In this gripping account, Peter Hartcher shows how Beijing stepped up its campaign for influence, over hearts and minds, mineral and agricultural resources, media outlets and sea lanes. Reactions so far have included panic, xenophobia and all-the- way-with-the-USA, but the challenge now is to think hard about the national interest and respond with wisdom to a changed world.

This urgent, authoritative essay blends reporting and analysis, and covers the local scene as well as the larger geopolitical picture. It casts fresh light on Beijing’s plans and actions, and outlines a way forward.