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The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies will be launched at the University of Melbourne this afternoon by the University’s Chancellor, Ms Elizabeth Alexander AM.

People from China’s Uyghur minority are struggling to get higher status, higher paying jobs, which in turn is leading to a forced divide between different ethnic groups, according to a new University of Melbourne study.

The University of Melbourne will play a leading role in this week’s Victorian State Government trade mission to China, particularly in discussions around financial services, sustainable development and biotechnology. 

There is plenty of room for improvement if Chinese cities wish to become ‘low-carbon’, according to visiting University of Melbourne academic Mark Wang.

The following text comes from the 2010 Hamer Oration held at the University of Melbourne on Thursday August 5, 2010.  The speech was given by Professor Ross Garnaut, a Vice Chancellor's Fellow and Professorial Fellow in Economics at the University.