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Chinese social policy in focus at UNSW conference

Chinese social policy in focus at UNSW conference

Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW Sydney, 25-27 September

China’s experiences of urbanisation and migration, child welfare and protection, ageing and disability will be among the recent research presented at the Chinese Social Policy Workshop to be held at UNSW Sydney from 25-27 September.

The workshop is part of the biennial Australian Social Policy Conference, Australia’s pre-eminent multidisciplinary conference on social policy. Hosted by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), the conference will bring together more than 300 leading national and international researchers, practitioners and policy makers with a view to influencing debate and practice.


The Chinese Social Policy Workshop aims to increase the capacity of Chinese and Australian researchers to collaborate in areas of joint policy research interest by building on their record of cooperative social policy research relations.


Broad topics to be discussed will include urbanisation and migration, governance and community development, social integration, social policy and innovation, poverty, social security, ageing, disability, and child welfare and protection. All presentations will be in English.


The Chinese Social Policy Workshop will be opened on 25 September by Mr Tong Xuejun, Deputy Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Sydney, and Laurie Pearcy, Pro Vice-Chancellor International, UNSW Sydney.


On 26 September, SPRC Associate Professor Bingqin Li will deliver a keynote speech to the conference, “Inequality and social policies in China”, focusing on social and economic inequalities at multiple levels and discussing their relationships with social policy and governance in China.


The Chinese Social Policy Debate will be held on 26 September from 6-7pm. The debate, on the topic “Stopping School Bullying in China: Is More Action Needed in Legislation or Education?”, will feature members of the UNSW Chinese Debating Team and will be conducted in Mandarin.


See a video of Associate Professor Bingqin Li discussing her research on Chinese social policy here.


What: Chinese Social Policy Workshop, part of the Australian Social Policy Conference

When: Monday 25 September – Wednesday 27 September 2017

Where: John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington

Details: Full conference program available at www.aspc.unsw.edu.au

Media inquiries: Wendy Frew, UNSW Media Office, 02 9385 8944, w.frew@unsw.edu.au

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