China Update 2011 – Rising China: Global Challenges and Opportunities – held in Canberra on July 2011

The Rio Tinto – ANU China Update was held for its eleventh time in 2011. Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP, gave the keynote address and spoke of the strengthening relationship between Australia and China. Leading academics from around the world such as Deborah Brautigam, Ross Garnaut and Yiping Huang discussed many of the challenges and opportunities surrounding China’s rise on to the global economic stage. The Update coincided
with the launch of the China Update book, edited by Jane Golley and Ligang Song. The book is published by the ANU E Press, with the Chinese Social Sciences Academic Press publishing the Chinese language version.
More information on China Update 2011, including video and presentation slides, is available at The book can be downloaded at

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