Reginald Little was an Australian diplomat for 25 years, during which he received 18 months Japanese and 15 months Chinese in-country language training.
In Mao's last year, he foreshadowed Beijing China's economic rise. (See the 2007 R G Neale Lecture).
Over the past 28 years, he has participated on invitation annually two or three times in Chinese or Asian conferences, exploring the relation between culture and economic progress.
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