Dr. Geoff Raby gave a eulogy in late 2017 for the funeral of Ray Hughes, a highly respected Australian art dealer. He spoke of Ray's pivotal role in introducing contemporary Chinese art to Australians and broadening Australian tastes.
China wants Australia to focus on trade and investment relationship, rather than 'ideological' prejudices
Dr. Geoff Raby argues that Australia's insistence on discussing ideological issues of human rights and sovereignty with China could be detrimental to the relationship.
Geoff Raby explains the purpose of 'One Belt One Road' for China, whether or not it marks China's foray into soft power, and U.S. influence on Canberra's ambivalent response.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to unveil his new look leadership team tomorrow as the National Congress in Beijing draws to a close. Dr. Geoff Raby says that while tomorrow's announcement is difficult to predict, Xi is likely to use it to firm up support within the party.
Dr. Geoff Raby spoke on the 'Geopolitics' panel at the 2017 FT Tokyo Commodities Summit, where he discussed the effect of Trump's rhetoric on the commodity market, Chinese infrastructure development, Sino-Russian relations, and the different strategic considerations of Chinese businesses.
On 16th November 2017, Dr. Geoff Raby attended the LIVEXchange Conference in Perth, Western Australia. He delivered a keynote speech on “adapting Australian businesses to succeed in China”.
Xi and Trump need to fully understand each other's views in a face-to-face meeting on North Korea, says Dr. Geoff Raby in an ABC interview.
Dr. Geoff Raby, the former Australian ambassador to China who still lives in Beijing, is one of the "celebrity" faces on wine produced in Australia and sold in China by the fast growing and privately owned Swan Wine Group.
In an interview with Australian Xin Kuai Bao, Dr. Raby says that Australia needs to embrace the opportunities that the "One Belt One Road" programme will bring.
Dr. Geoff Raby has witnessed great changes in Chinese society, from opening up and economic reforms, to the bloody crackdown on the prodemocracy movement in 1989 and a now materialistic society under increasingly tight ideological control and censorship. Raby is still in China where he takes an active role in the private sector and has set up a business consultancy in Beijing. He spoke to Catherine Wong from the South China Morning Post.
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