China's Space Programme: The Power of Ideas and Technological Innovation

9 January 2009 - 13:00 to 14:15

Chatham House, London


Speaker: Dr Jianxiang Bi, Principal Lecturer in Chinese Studies, University of the West of England, Bristol

Chair: Dr Kerry Brown, Senior Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House



As China increasingly becomes a powerhouse of space projects, Beijing faces an uphill battle convincing the international community about its intentions and capabilities.

The talk will analyse the interaction of ideational power and technological innovation in order to explore the real meaning of China as a space hegemon.

This meeting will be held on the record.