China Exchange to Explore Climate Change Responses

Six journalists have been chosen to participate in the 2019 China Australia Journalist Exchange.

Participants will gain first-hand experience of the vital relationship between China and Australia, with a focus on environmental issues. They will see developments in clean energy technology, including international collaboration to reduce carbon emissions. They will also explore the fallout from US-China trade tensions and the status of China’s multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road initiative.

The program runs from 12 to 19 November and will visit Shanghai, Qingdao and Beijing.

The group will be led by Melbourne Press Club CEO Mark Baker, a former senior Fairfax editor and China correspondent.

The members of the group are:

  • Tom Dusevic, chief leader writer, The Australian
  • Peter Hannam, environment editor, The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Matilda Marozzi, ABC Radio Melbourne producer and journalist
  • James Fernyhough, reporter, The Australian Financial Review
  • Sarah Steger, journalist, The West Australian
  • Madeleine Stuchbery, reporter and podcast producer, The Weekly Times 

The China Australia Journalist Exchange was established in 2013 by the Asia Pacific Journalism Centre and the All-China Journalists Association to improve the capacity of journalists in each country to cover the bilateral relationship in its growing complexity.

This year’s China visit is being run in collaboration with the Melbourne Press Club. Funding is being provided by the Australian Embassy in Beijing.

Since the first Exchange, about 50 journalists have participated. Australian fellows of the program have come from all states and all media platforms.

Queries:, 03 9614 2779

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Membership is $100 for journalists, $150 for associate members and $40 for students.

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