Roundtable: China’s Game of Thrones? What to expect from China’s 19th Party Congress, 12 October

The Scottish Centre for China Research Postgraduate Network has organised a roundtable discussion on the Chinese Communist Party Congress, the most important event in Chinese politics.

Thursday 12 October 2017, 4.30-6.00pm
Room 718, Adam Smith Building, University of Glasgow main campus
(D8 on the campus map:

Professor Jane Duckett, Director, Scottish Centre for China Research, Edward Caird Chair of Politics and International Dean (East Asia) at the University of Glasgow
• Professor Sun Tao, Dean Zhou Enlai School of Government at Nankai University
• Dr Neil Munro, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Politics at the University of Glasgow

The Party Congress takes place every five years and sees the unveiling of the latest group of senior party members to join the central leadership team. What if, anything, do we know about who will be in and who will be out? What might the Congress reveal about how powerful President Xi Jinping is? What could it tell us about the country’s likely future direction in areas like domestic politics and foreign affairs?

Each of the participants will briefly give their thoughts on what to look out for at the Congress and then the session will be opened up for questions and discussion.


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