Join us for the launch of Red Zone: China's Challenge and Australia's Future, Peter Hartcher’s new book exploring China’s intentions in relation to Australia, and what lies behind the recent chill between the two countries. Hartcher shines new light on Beijing’s overt and covert campaign for influence on trade, defence, media and politics. He also examines the Australian response so far to assess its effectiveness.
The book will be launched by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. This will be followed by remarks from the author Peter Hartcher and live audience Q&A moderated by Lowy Institute Research Director Alex Oliver.
Peter Hartcher is the political and international editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. His books include Bubble Man, The Sweet Spot and To the Bitter End. He is also the author of two Quarterly Essays, Bipolar Nation and Red Flag.
The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull AC, Australia’s 29th prime minister (2015–2018), had international careers in law, business and the media before entering politics. During his time in Parliament, Mr Turnbull served as Minister for the Environment and Water, Minister for Communications, Opposition Leader, as well as Prime Minister. Since leaving politics, Mr Turnbull has resumed his business career.
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