Past eventResearch Event

China's Next Five Years: Economic Transition, the Politics of Succession and International Relations

14 December 2010 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Chatham House, London


Keynote speakers:
Professor Peter Nolan, Director, Chinese Big Business Programme, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Dr Steve Tsang, University of Oxford
Professor Elizabeth Wright, China Policy Institute
Dr Kerry Brown, Senior Fellow, Chatham House
Dr Sai Ding, University of Glasgow
Dr Zhengxu Wang, Acting Director, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham
Ms Loh Su-hsing, Visiting Scholar, Sciences-Po, Paris and Fudan University, Shanghai



With its much increased economic power and political influence, China is playing a more and more critical role in the world. How will this play out over the next five years? The government is setting new economic priorities, and is preparing for the succession to a new generation of leaders in 2012 when President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao are required to step down after 10 years in office.

The economic and social challenges China faces are daunting, while uncertainties in its internal politics and international relations can threaten to derail its development. This half-day symposium will shed timely light on China's economic and political transition as well as its role on the world stage.

The event is jointly organized by the China Policy Institute of the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham and the Asia Programme at Chatham House.