Panel 1: 20th Party Congress
Nov 9, 7:20-8:00pm EST
The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (二十大) will be held in Beijing in October 2022. Chinese leader Xi Jinping will be re-elected as the General Secretary of the CCP, or will be newly elected as the Chairman of the CCP, a title that has not been used since 1982, and the highest position held by Mao Zedong.
The Congress will take place right before the US Midterm elections, making November a turning-point for both Chinese and American domestic affairs.
We are joined by 4 experts who will shed light on what the Party Congress means for China and the next decade of societal change and growth.
Yun Sun is a Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the China Program at the Stimson Center. Her expertise is in Chinese foreign policy, U.S.-China relations and China’s relations with neighboring countries and authoritarian regimes.
Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
Jude Blanchette holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Previously, he was engagement director at The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing, where he researched China’s political environment with a focus on the workings of the Communist Party of China and its impact on foreign companies and investors.
Founder and Managing Director, MacroPolo, Paulson Institute
Damien Ma is Managing Director of the Think Tank at the Paulson Institute, where he co-founded MacroPolo. He is the author of the book, In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China’s Ascent in the Next Decade. He serves as adjunct faculty at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Founder, Sinica Podcast; Editor, The China Project
Kaiser Kuo is the host and co-founder of the Sinica Podcast, the leading English-language podcast on current affairs in China and the flagship show of the Sinica Network on SupChina. Sinica has been running continuously since April 2010 and has published over 500 episodes featuring prominent diplomats, political leaders, academics, journalists, activists, technologists, and business people with expertise on China.