The China challenge with Ambassador Graham Fletcher

The China challenge with Ambassador Graham Fletcher

Nov 30
Join your fellow CEDA Trustees at this virtual briefing with H.E. Graham Fletcher, Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.
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H.E. Graham Fletcher, Australia's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China

Event Overview

Hear the Ambassador’s assessments on the domestic priorities driving China’s strategic actions, as well as the ongoing tensions within our bilateral relationship.
Our relationship with China remains integral to our prosperity, but as we deal with an increasingly confident and assertive partner, it is imperative that business and civil society comprehend what is at stake in the China challenge.

This virtual roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will be conducted on a virtual platform and numbers are limited to maximise participation. Invitations to virtual roundtables are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies. Roundtable discussions will be targeted to varied groups, including state-based Trustees discussions, national or industry sector Trustee roundtables, and c-suite conversations.


Meet the keynote speaker

H.E. Graham Fletcher
Australia's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China

Graham Fletcher has been Australia's Ambassador to China since August 2019. Prior to this appointment, Mr Fletcher was head of the North Asia Division in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) during 2008-10 and again from 2015. During 2014, he led the team that completed negotiation of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Mr Fletcher has served in the Australian Embassy to China on three previous occasions:  as Third Secretary (1986-88), Counsellor (1997-2000) and Deputy Head of Mission (2004-08). He was also Deputy Head of Mission in the Australian Embassy in Washington (2011-13) and Deputy Consul-General in the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea (1992-94). Mr Fletcher has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Sydney.  He joined the then Department of Foreign Affairs in 1983.

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