Asia Institute Tasmania

Public Lecture | What are Xi Jinping's 'New Era' objectives


Rowan Callick, Journalist-Author-Speaker

Start Date

19th Jul 2018 6:00pm

What are Xi Jinping’s ‘New Era’ objectives and what are his strategies for realising them?

Rowan Callick grew up in England, graduating with a BA Honours from Exeter University. He worked for a daily newspaper in the north-east before moving in 1976 to Papua New Guinea, where he became general manager of a locally owned publishing, printing and retail group.

In 1987 he moved to Australia, working for almost 20 years for The Australian Financial Review (AFR), finally as its Asia Pacific Editor. He was China Correspondent for the AFR, based in Hong Kong, from 1996-2000.

From 1990-1992 Rowan worked for Time magazine as a senior writer. He joined The Australian at the start of 2006, as China Correspondent. After three years in Beijing, he became The Australian's Asia-Pacific Editor. Rowan has recently returned from a further two years in Beijing.

He has held a number of academic and government board positions. Currently, he is a member of the Advisory Board of La Trobe University's China Studies Centre, and is an Industry Fellow at Griffith University's Asia Studies Centre.

Rowan has published two books, published in English and Chinese: "Comrades & Capitalists: Hong Kong Since the Handover" (1998) and “Party Time: Who Runs China and How” (2013)  in Australia, and internationally.

He won the Graham Perkin Award for Journalist of the Year for 1995, and two Walkley Awards, for Asia-Pacific coverage, for 1997 and 2007.

In 2012 he was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and in 2014 was awarded an OBE, on recommendation of the Papua New Guinea Government. He is married with two children.

Rowan will bring all his knowledge and experience of the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific and China in his address on the future that President Xi Jinping is seeking for China and his strategies for realising it.

Events details and schedule

  • Thursday 19 July, 2018 | 6.00pm - 7.30pm
  • Law Lecture Theatre 1, Law School, University of Tasmania (map directions available at registration link below) 

6:00 pm | Pre-presentation Refreshment
6:30 pm | Presentation by Rowan Callick
7:15 pm | Q and A
7:30 pm | End


This event is hosted by the Australian Institute of International Affairs and supported by the University of Tasmania and the Asia Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania