Seeing the Bigger Picture: Australia's Economic Relationship with China


Presented by Her Excellency Ms Frances Adamson, Australian Ambassador to China

Start Date

1st Jul 2014 5:15pm

End Date

1st Jul 2014 6:30pm


Centenary Lecture Theatre, Grosvenor Crescent, Sandy Bay Campus

RSVP / Contact Information

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Seeing the Bigger Picture: Australia's Economic Relationship with China

presented by

Her Excellency Ms Frances Adamson
Australian Ambassador to China 


Ambassador Adamson will provide an overview of the bilateral Australia-China relationship, including a discussion of trade and investment ties, and the importance of China for Australia’s interests in the region.  The speech will include a discussion of Chinese economic reform in the context of the Third Plenum, outcomes from the Prime Minister’s April 2014 visit, including the inaugural Australia Week in China, and steps the Australian Government is taking to develop further the bilateral relationship as Australia hosts the G20 and China hosts APEC this year.  Tasmania’s interests in Australia-China relations will be a focus of the Ambassador’s remarks. 

Mr Michael Clifton, Austrade’s Senior Trade Commissioner to Shanghai will join the Ambassador for Q&A after the lecture.

Ms Adamson is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She has previously served in Hong Kong and as Representative of the Australian Commerce and Industry Office, Taiwan.

She has also served in the United Kingdom including as Deputy High Commissioner from July 2005 to January 2009. Between January 2009 and December 2010 she was Chief of Staff to Stephen Smith, both as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence. 

Hosted by the University of Tasmania's Asia Institute Tasmania.