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Highlights from "Leadership Change in China"
21 June 2012 - Brussels

Click on the picture above to view highlights of our recent conference on "Leadership Change in China". The event was timely given the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) - scheduled for autumn 2012. The Congress will not only determine the succession of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao, but also bring about changes in key political positions and a transition towards the next generation of the CCP’s leadership. It is a crucial and politically-sensitive moment for the country both for the nature of the change and for China’s current economic and political situation. What are the consequences of this transition for Chinese economic and political stability? Taking into consideration the collective leadership, can we infer from it changes in the CCP’s orientation? What can the selection of cadres reveal about the current and future social, political and economic trends in China? What is the real influence of factions and elite politics in the process?

The Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation and the Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont Institute) organised this seminar in cooperation with the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party on the leadership change in China.

Speakers included GAO Yongzhong, Deputy Director, Party History Research Centre of the CPC Central Committee, Kerry BROWN, Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House, Team Leader of the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) and Zhengxu WANG, Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, China Policy Institute, Nottingham University.

To learn more about the event click here.

MCF Interview Members of the Indignados Movement
19 October 2011 - Brussels

The Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation recently interviewed Members of the International Commission from the Indignados Movement. The Foundation asked the Members about the Movement's political proposals, how they are different to past political movements, whether coordination is possible and if the Movement's demands are better channeled through a national, European or global level. The interview followed a Citizen's Controversy debate on 19 October 2011 at the Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation. Read more here.

"Une zone euro forte pour un euro fort" - MCF Interview Christian Saint-Etienne
14 October 2011 - Brussels

The Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation recently interviewed Christian Saint-Etienne, Chair Professor of Industrial Economics at the Conservatoire national des Arts et Métiers, Paris, on whether the eurozone can definitively preserve its 17 economies from speculation on their sovereign debt, how it can it get out of debt and return to growth and what are the necessary and feasible institutional changes to provide the eurozone with a real political underpinning. The exclusive interview preceded a Citizen's Controversy debate on 14 October 2011 at the Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation. Read more here.

"When China Rules the World" - MCF Interview Martin Jacques
26 September 2011 - Brussels

The Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation sat down with Martin Jacques, author of "When China Rules the World: the Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World", for an exclusive interview on China's rise and its impact on the Western world. In the interview Jacques spoke about China's own distinctive model of development, the challenge posed by China's rise to Western ways of thinking and behaviour and the relationship between China and the European Union in the wake of the eurozone debt crisis. The exclusive interview preceded a lecture delivered by Martin Jacques at one of the Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation's lunchtime meetings. For more details on the lecture click here.



Call for Applications

Peace Tour Award for Outstanding Chinese Students in Europe

The Peace Tour Award has been jointly set up by the Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation (MCF) and the Europe-China Cultural and Educational Foundation (ECCEF), the European branch of the Peace Tour Committee - World Famous Chinese Artists Global Painting Peace Tour Committee - in order to grant awards to outstanding Chinese students or researchers studying in the European Union.

Results of the Jury's deliberation will be delivered by the end of July.

The date of Award Ceremony will be made public as soon as possible. 

More info here



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