China’s Challenges

  • Date / Time:
  • December 04, 2014
  • 11:30 am
  • Venue:
  • FPRI
  • 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19102

Program: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Luncheon immediately following for FPRI Members at the $500 Level

China's Challenges BooktalkWhen the “fifth generation” of Communist Party leaders in China assumed top political positions in 2012-2013, they took the helm of a country that has achieved remarkable economic growth, political stability, and international influence. Yet China today confronts challenges at least as daunting as any it has faced since the reform era began in the late 1970s. In November 2013, the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee announced ambitious reforms to address vital issues, such as giving market forces a “decisive role” in the economy, strengthening the social safety net, assigning greater weight to factors other than economic growth and social order in evaluating local officials, promoting urbanization, and relaxing the “one child” policy. Co-edited by Jacques deLisle and Avery Goldstein, this timely volume offers a broad and comprehensive look at the issues facing China today and lays the groundwork for understanding the shifts to come. How—and how well—China handles these challenges will not only define China’s trajectory for years to come, but will have repercussions far beyond China’s borders.

Jacques deLisleJacques deLisle is Director of the Asia Program at the FPRI and the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Deputy Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania. He is coeditor of China Under Hu Jintao and Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou.

Avery GoldsteinAvery Goldstein is an FPRI Senior Fellow and the David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations, Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and Associate Director of the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of Rising to the Challenge: China’s Grand Strategy and International Security and coeditor of The Nexus of Economics, Security, and International Relations in East Asia.


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