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China’s 19th Party Congress: what happened and what does it signal for  politics, international relations and the Chinese economy

Tuesday 31 October 2017, 5-6.30pm

Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical Building, University Avenue, University of Glasgow main campus

The Chinese Communist Party’s National Congresses, held every five years, are the most important events in Chinese politics. The 19th Congress, which began this year on 18 October, and will last for about one week, is being closely watched because it will select the latest group of senior party members to join the very top leadership team and will indicate their priorities and policies for the next five years. It will set the direction for China’s likely future direction in domestic politics, foreign affairs, economic and social development.

The Scottish Centre for China Research is pleased to be able to bring together the UK’s leading experts in Chinese politics, international relations and the economy to discuss the Congress and what it has revealed on all these issues:

•      Professor Steve Tsang, Director of the China Centre, SOAS, London

•      Professor Katherine Morton, Chair and Professor of China’s International Relations at the University of Sheffield

•      Dr Sai DING, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Glasgow

The panel and discussion will be chaired by Professor Jane Duckett, Director of the Scottish Centre for China Research at University of Glasgow.

Each of the speakers will set out what happened at the Congress – covering politics (Tsang) international relations (Morton) and economic issues (Ding) – and then the session will be opened up for questions and discussion.

All welcome!