Event / In Conversation
The Kingdom and the Quarry
Published by: BLACK INC
In conversation with Malcolm Turnbull
Venue: gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
Cost: $10/$7 conc. gleeclub welcome
Book: gleebooks - 9660 2333 or Secure Online Booking
In The Kingdom and the Quarry: China, Australia, Fear and Greed David Uren lays bare the dynamics of the relationship between China and Australia. David Uren is economics editor for The Australian, a former editor of Business Review Weekly and the author (with Lenore Taylor) of Shitstorm: Inside Labor’s Darkest Days."
Uren writes that China has rapidly become Australia’s most important trading partner and is also the rising power in our region. Uren takes us inside the high-stakes world of the two countries’ relationship. From resource grabs to cyber-surveillance, this is an authoritative and news-breaking book that takes us inside key political and business events of recent times and tells us what really happened.
Uren paints vivid portraits of new billionaires like Twiggy Forrest and Clive Palmer seizing their chance, of BHP and Rio Tinto playing off Chinese interests and the Australian government, of Kevin Rudd feuding with China’s leaders, and of a new world of spies, security, investment and opportunity. Above all he gives an unparalleled sense of fear and greed in the corridors of power.