Future Business Leaders Program: Let’s unpack China’s policy process

AustCham Beijing’s Future Business Leaders Series will launch with a special event in cooperation with China Policy.

As China’s most prominent research and policy analysis company, the China Policy team will be presenting to AustCham Future Business Leader Scholars on unpacking China’s policy process. Three senior China Policy representatives, Philippa Jones, David Kelly and Charles Horne will each present on the topic and provide insight on the policy process, the policy counter process and what is policy risk in China?

This presentation is an excellent opportunity for scholars working in a government relations team at a corporate company or aspiring to work in the public and private sector.

This event is open only to nominated Future Business Leaders. To find out to apply and join the program please click here.

Date: Wednesday 30th March 2016 (Click here to add this event to your outlook calendar or iCal)

Time: 5:00PM – 6:30PM (Followed by drinks at the bar, pay on consumption)

Cost: Free for AustCham Future Business Leader Scholars. To apply to the program please click here. Application                 close March 18.

Venue: Hatchery

Address: 12 Nongzhanguan Nanli,  Chaoyang district / 朝阳区农展馆南里12号


  • The policy process:  The policy calendar and the development process – Charles Horne
  • The policy counter process: who and what affects policy development and implementation  – David Kelly
  • What is policy risk in China? The commercial implications of policy development under a single-party system  – Philippa Jones

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    About the Speakers

    Philippa Jones | Managing director, China Policy

    A regulatory and trade policy specialist, Philippa set up China Policy following a career in research and the public sector. First studying in Beijing in 1975, she has now worked in China-related research and policy development for over thirty years. From 2004-9 Philippa was senior advisor at the EU-China Trade Project (EUCTP), the EU’s largest trade-related technical assistance program worldwide. At the EUCTP Philippa led the agriculture, quarantine, quality and standards programs. Responsible for standards issues across all sectors, Philippa’s own focus was on risk and safety. Prior to joining the EUCTP Philippa was a member of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. From 1999-2003 she served as trade policy specialist at Beijing’s Australian Embassy, a time of regulatory watershed in China. Following accession to the WTO in 2001, China embarked upon a major program of economic and legal reform that continues today. Philippa holds an honours degree in Chinese and economics from the University of Oxford.

    David Kelly | Director, Research, China Policy

    With interests encompassing a sweep of issues affecting China’s domestic reforms and its strategic positioning, David leads the governance and law, and geopolitics teams at China Policy. He has a particular interest in the external impact of China’s governance model. A skilled workshop facilitator and driver of organisational learning on China, David is known for leading tough, China-grounded debate in corporate boardrooms. A sought-after international media commentator, he frequently appears on the BBC, Voice of America, Australian ABC, Al Jazeera and in leading print media. David is concurrently a Visiting Professor at Peking University. He holds an honours degree in anthropology and philosophy and a PhD in Chinese studies from the University of Sydney. He has held a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Chicago and senior academic positions in Australia, Singapore and China. Early IT training led to the development of ChinaBase, a bilingual software system specialised for tracking China’s policy realm. The system underpins the evidence-based research methodology at China Policy.


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