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Save the dateOctober 11, 20226:00 PM - 7:30 PM (GMT+11) Add to Calendar
Venue Location
Venue Location

Glover Cottages

Kent Street 124-134
Millers Point, New South Wales, Australia

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Event Details
Event Details

Increasingly powerful, prosperous and authoritarian, China under the leadership of Xi Jinping has become a more intense competitor across the globe -- economically, technologically, diplomatically, militarily, and in seeking to influence people's hearts and minds. But what does China ultimately want in the world?

In this timely and illuminating book, internationally renowned China scholar Bates Gill explains the fundamental motivations driving the country's more dynamic, assertive and risk-taking approach to the world under Xi Jinping. With original and perceptive analysis, Daring to Struggle focuses on six increasingly important interests for today's China -- legitimacy, sovereignty, wealth, power, leadership and ideas -- and details how the determined pursuit of them at home and abroad profoundly shapes its foreign relationships, contributing to a more contested strategic environment in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.

This book will give you rich insights on: the increasing role of the Chinese Communist Party in the country's international affairs; the looming risks of conflict in areas of contested sovereignty around China's periphery; Beijing's dramatically changing approach to foreign economic relations; its expanding use of economic leverage and military coercion; China's aspirations to greater leadership in global governance; and the well-resourced promotion of its ideas, image and influence across the world.

(A flyer for the book from OUP with a promotional code will be available to all those who register for Zoom or come in-person)


We will have space for a limited number of participants in-person at the Glover Cottages, tickets to be pre-paid (all in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or hold a valid exemption). Once the limit for in-person attendees is reached, tickets will no longer be sold on the website or at the door.

Refreshments will be served from 6pm at Glover Cottages.

This event will also be streamed online via Zoom. Register by clicking the "get tickets" button below. Once you have registered, you will receive a follow-up confirmation email on the day of the event (Tuesday, October 11) containing details of the Zoom link and how to join the event.

The event will start at 6.30pm ADST (Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne time)

For further information please email

  • Bates Gill (Executive Director of Center for China Analysis, Asia Society Policy Institute)

    Bates Gill

    Executive Director of Center for China Analysis, Asia Society Policy Institute


Online Entries - Zoom (unpaid)

Zoom - including all national and international registrants


Online Entries - Zoom (paid)

This ticket is for those joining by Zoom who wish to make a voluntary $5 contribution to the Australian Institute of International Affairs NSW to assist the organisation with running expenses.


In-person AIIA NSW Members

Individual Regular members

Member Price A$15

In-person AIIA NSW Senior Members

Senior Members

Member Price A$10

In-person AIIA NSW Student Members

Student Members

Member Price A$10

In-person Non-members



In-person Senior/Student Non-members

Senior/Student Non-members