A once-in-a-decade power transition will take place in Beijing at the much-anticipated 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress slated for November 2102. The new collective leadership under Xi Jinping, who will become Party General Secretary, and premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang, is set to introduce major policies to resuscitate economic growth, uphold socio-political stability, and maintain peace in the Asia-Pacific Region.
The talk will focus on the personality traits and policy orientations of this Fifth-Generation leadership.
What steps will they take to restructure the economy, which seems too dependent on exports and government investment? Will Beijing adopt more radical measures to integrate China's economy with the international marketplace? And will the new leaders pick up the threads of political liberalization particularly in light of the fact that more than 500 million Chinese have access to the Internet? The speaker will also examine whether China the fast-rising superpower will be playing a positive role on the world stage that is commensurate with its economic and military heft.
The American Chamber of Commerce in HK Conference Room 1904 Bank of America Tower 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong