China's Third Plenum: Another Turning Point?
Professor Shaun Breslin, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Professor Jane Duckett, Edward Caird Chair of Politics; Director, Confucius Institute; Director, The Scottish Centre for China Research, University of Glasgow
Professor Christopher Hughes, Head, International Relations Department, LSE
Chair: Rob Gifford, China Editor, The Economist
Following the Third Plenum of the Communist Party’s 18th Central Committee in November 2013, the panel will offer their thoughts on whether the economic, political and social reforms announced, such as the relaxation of the one child policy and establishment of a national security council, signal a new era for China’s domestic and foreign policies. The speakers will consider how significant these reforms will be in comparison to those announced in 1978 by Deng Xiaoping following the Third Plenum of the 11th Central Committee.