Aus. Ambassador to China on Gmail, Japan & Soft Power
MELBOURNE, 29 March 2011 – Dr Geoff Raby, Australian Ambassador to China since 2007 speaks on a range of topics, following his address for Asialink – Asia Society AustralAsia Centre and the Australia China Business Council.
Having earlier focused on the ramifications for Australia of China’s most recent five-year plan, in this interview we get Dr Raby’s thoughts on broader business, social, cultural and diplomatic issues of the day, as follows:
- Do you have some key advice for Australian businesses wishing to cement themselves in the Chinese market?
- What is your assessment of Sino-Japanese relations following the latter country's earthquake, tsunami and now nuclear crisis?
- This year the Chinese Government has been accused of obstructing internet services including but not limited to Gmail. Will these continued allegations have a serious impact on global engagement with China?
- Is Australia's public image in China improving; or are we seen simply as a mine?
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