La Trobe University - in
association with one of China's leading universities, East China Normal
University, Shanghai - recently held a two-day symposium dealing with
security and co-operation in the Asia Pacific region.
The symposium brought to Australia a high-powered delegation of scholars
and officials and was followed by a two-day visit to the Australian National
University and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra. The
delegation, organised by Professor Feng Shao Lei, East China Normal
University, included Ambassador Yang Chengxu, Chairman of China's National
Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, who gave one of two keynote
addresses, and Professor Shen Dingli, a leading Chinese international
relations and arms control expert.
Among other delegates were Mr Luo Yuan, Director of National Security
Strategy Studies Section at the Chinese National Academy of Military
Sciences, and Mr Wu Yikang, Vice-Chairman of Chinese Association for World
Symposium convener, La Trobe University Professor of International
Relations, Joseph Camilleri, delivered the second keynote address.