The New Emperors: Power and Princelings in China
The speaker will discuss the networks and relationships surrounding the current leaders of China - the seven men who sit on the standing committee of the Politburo, the summit of power in contemporary China. He will discuss how they got to where they are, their family, business, academic and provincial networks, and the key supporters of their careers. He will also consider what these men actually believe - their visions of the world, and China's place in it. He will argue that China, the supremely networked society, is now led by a networked leadership, sitting at the midst of a vast system of interlinked parts where the only common denominators are power and money.
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