Past event


The Change of Leadership in China: Implications for Domestic and Foreign Policy

Chatham House, London

Event documents

Transcript - Professor Steve Tsang, Rod Wye
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Transcript Q&A - Professor Steve Tsang, Rod Wye
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Professor Steve Tsang, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies and Director of the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham
Rod Wye, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Jane Macartney, Foreign News Editor, The Times


This month will see the start of the once-in-a-decade power transfer to a new set of leaders for China. The panel will argue that the personalities and policy preferences of the leaders chosen will have a significant impact, both domestically and worldwide. They will assess the capacity of the new leadership to face oncoming challenges, including rebalancing the economy and internal demographic pressures. Reflecting on the selection criteria for China’s top tier of leadership and the inner workings of the political process, the speakers will consider how China may handle its foreign policy, growing military capabilities and economic influence abroad.

This event is held in association with the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham.

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