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Philippa Jones & Dr David Kelly: Updates From China

12 September 2011

Baker & McKenzie Level 39, Rialto, 525 Collins St Melbourne

Philippa Jones, Managing Director, China Policy - ‘Setting up a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) as an SME in Beijing’


Dr. David Kelly, Research Director at China Policy - 'Questioning the China Model'


Philippa Jones

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.

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.

Dr. David Kelly

David’s interests encompass a sweep of issues affecting China’s social, economic and political reforms.

A long-term resident in China, he is a regular commentator on current Chinese affairs in the global media.

His more than thirty years research on China combined with his early IT training, created the ChinaBase research and learning tool.

David 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.