Mr Richard McGregor
The relationship between the US and China is becoming more complex and fractious. The superpowers are not only engaged in a tense geopolitical contest, but are also battling each other over trade and technology, with repercussions for America's regional allies, including Australia. Increasingly, such contests are being transformed into zero-sum games, with one country's economic gain considered a loss by the other. For countries such as Australia, these trends are deeply worrying because they undermine the global trade system.
Richard will discuss whether the roots of this clash between the US and China are broader and more intractable. Not only are the two countries geo-political and economic rivals, they are also rival political systems which see each other as illegitimate and incompatible. Constructing a new world order that resolves or manages this clash-of-civilisations might be the real challenge facing the global community.
Richard McGregor is a senior fellow for East Asia at the Lowy Institute. He is a former journalist and author who has won numerous awards for his reporting in China and East Asia. Richard is an expert on the Chinese political system - his book, The Party, on the inner-workings of the Chinese Communist Party, was called a "masterpiece" by The Economist. His latest book on Sino-Japanese relations, Asia's Reckoning: China, Japan and the Fate of US in the Pacific Century, was called "shrewd and knowing" by the Wall Street Journal and the "best book of the year" by the Literary Review in the UK. He was the former Bureau Chief of Financial Times in Beijing and Washington D.C. Richard has also worked for the BBC, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the International Herald Tribune, The Australian and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and has been based in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Taipei.
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→ Thursday 23 August, 6:00-7:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
→ Cinema B, Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Bank
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