|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.
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