Gleebooks Author Talks: Peter Hartcher and Richard Glover
China has become a key nation for Australia’s future – for our security, economy and identity. But what are China’s intentions when it comes to Australia?
In this gripping account, Peter Hartcher discusses the ways in which Beijing has stepped up its campaign for influence over hearts and minds, mineral and agricultural resources, media outlets and sea lanes. Reactions so far have included panic, xenophobia and all-the- way-with-the-USA, but the challenge now is to think hard about the national interest and respond with wisdom to a changed world. This urgent, authoritative essay blends reporting and analysis, and covers the local scene as well as the larger geopolitical picture. It casts fresh light on Beijing’s plans and actions, and outlines a way forward.
The episode of Talk of The Town is brought to you through a collaboration between Gleebooks and 2SER Radio in Sydney.
Issue 76 of the Quarterly Essay, Red Flag, is available at Gleebooks locations or through Black Inc.