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The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. The Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on foreign policy trends shaping Australia and the world. On Soundcloud we host podcasts from our events with high-level guest speakers as well as our own experts. Essential listening for anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges!
February 27th, 2015
Episode 279 of 412 episodes
The slowdown in China's economic growth is making headlines around the world, raising a number of important questions. Given that the Chinese Party-state’s political legitimacy is to some extent based on improving economic well-being, to what extent will the slowdown in GDP affect political and social stability in China? What ramifications will it have for the Australian and global economies? At a more fundamental level, how do we reconcile the apparently deepening contradictions between Mao-era ideology and market-oriented reform? Join John Garnaut, Angus Bell and Merriden Varrall in an in-depth discussion of these issues, drawing on their many years of experience working on China.