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Join us for an exciting discussion with Dr Lauren Johnston (University of Melbourne) on the implications of changes to China’s economic growth model.

China’s shift from a capital importer to a capital exporter will have deep and broad global impacts. A changing China has the capacity to transform the African continent, and help shape a new global order.

Sino-Africa expert Dr Lauren Johnston from the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics will explore the trends and policies that drive China-Africa relations, their importance to China’s growth transition and how they impact Australia.

Event details:
Date: Thursday 16th July 
Time: 6pm- 8pm
Location: Boardroom, DFAT Victorian State Office (Level 1, 55 Collins St. Melb CBD)
Tickets are free, please register here.

Lauren Johnston
Research Fellow, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne

Lauren Johnston is from Melbourne, and has lived in Beijing for a total of seven years. She studied Chinese on exchange at Beijing Normal University as an undergraduate student. In 2013 Lauren completed a PhD in International Economics at Peking University, with support from a Chinese Government “Distinguished International Student” Scholarship. Her research at Melbourne University focuses on China/Africa trade and investment trends. Most recently she has been conducting research for the 2015 China Update, which will be published in July 2015. Lauren is the founder of Sinograduate, and has previously worked at the World Bank in Washington and World Economic Forum in Geneva.

We look forward to seeing you there!

ACYPI Melbourne Committee

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