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China's New Leadership - Hopes for Reform and Fear of Uncertainty

LSE Asia research Centre and LSE Ideas Panel discussion

***UPDATE 23rd January 2013: Please note the change of venue below***

Wednesday 13th February 2013, 6.30pm to 8pm, Room TW1.G.01, Ground Floor, Tower 1, LSE

Panellists: Athar Hussain, Arne Westad and Debin Ma

Chair: Stephan Feuchtwang

The 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party held last November saw a wholesale replacement of the old with a new Party leadership. More than two-thirds of the old team has stepped down and the change has yet to run its full course. March this year is going to witness the appointment of a new government leadership, including the President, the Prime Minister and the State Council. In time, the impact of this change at the top will ripple through to the lowest level of the government. The new generation of leaders has given rise to a mixture of renewed hope for overdue political and economic reforms and uncertainty about its stance towards domestic and foreign problems and issues. The panellists, Chinese population and the world outside are still coming to terms with the change that is taking place. The panel discussion aims to assess and answer at least some of the questions raised by the change.

The panel will be Chaired by Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Department of Anthroplogy, LSE and includes Professor Arne Westad, Co-Director of LSE IDEAS, Professor Athar Hussain, Director of the LSE Asia Research Centre and Dr Debin Ma, Department of Economic History, LSE.


Professor Stephan Feuchtwang

Professor Stephan Feuchtwang| is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Anthropology



Professor Athar Hussain

Professor Athar Hussain| is Director of LSE Asia Research Centre

Professor Arne Westad

Professor Arne Westad| is Director of LSE IDEAS

Dr Debin Ma

Dr Debin Ma| is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economic History


Additional Information

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries please email arc@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 7615.