On Nov. 8 – just days after the U.S. election – China will hold its 18th National Party Congress, a week of high-level meetings that will culminate with new leadership for the superpower. UBC Asia scholars are available to preview the event and discuss its outcomes.
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“The 18th Congress will mark one of China’s most significant leadership changes since the 1949 Chinese Revolution,” Tiberghien told UBC Reports. “China will choose a new direction – and it will impact foreign policy, the economy, energy, education: everything.”
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- Chinese politics and law
- International trade and investment law
- Human rights
“Revelations of premier Wen Jiabao’s hidden wealth and the downfall of Bo Xilai have created a legitimacy problem for China’s government,” Potter told the Globe and Mail. “Expect some form of clean-government campaign coming from Congress targeting this issue.”
UBC Centre for Chinese Research
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- Chinese society
“A top priority will be to maintain economic growth while quelling potential social unrest,” Cheek told UBC Reports. “In 2010, China experienced more than 100,000 public demonstrations against corruption, working conditions, pollution and land expropriation.”
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- The economies of China, Canada and the U.S.
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- Social issues in China
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- Chinese history
- China-Tibet relations
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