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Mon, 01 Nov



AUKUS: What's All the Fuss About?

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AUKUS: What's All the Fuss About?
AUKUS: What's All the Fuss About?

Time & Location

01 Nov 2021, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm NZDT

Wellington, Wellington Club Building Level 4/88 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

About the Event

AUKUS: What's All the Fuss About? 

The UK, US and Australia have recently announced a historic security pact in the Asia-Pacific, in what's seen as an effort to counter China.

This Diplosphere panel discussion will shed light on the questions which has arisen from the agreement, as well as on the implications of AUKUS for New Zealand and what it means for our region from an Australian, NZ and Chinese perspective.


  • Allan Gyngell, National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs
  • Genhua Wang, Deputy Chief of Mission, Chinese Embassy
  • Michael Powles, NZ career diplomat, led New Zealand posts at the UN and in China, Indonesia and Fiji

Dress code: Business


  • 5:00-5:30pm Registration, Networking drinks
  • 5:30-6:30pm Panel discussion
  • 6:30pm End

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