The 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party ushered in a new stage in Xi Jinping's leadership. "East, West, South, North and Centre, the Party leads everything." This is a phrase in Chairman Mao's little red book, which has been echoed by Xi Jinping. Mr. Xi's primary policy is to tighten Party control, which goes against the elements of modernisation such as institutionalisation, legalisation, more transparency and openness. How is he going to handle these contradictory requirements? To which direction is he leading China? Akio Takahara, professor of contemporary Chinese politics at The University of Tokyo, discusses the Party congress and what follows, focusing on the political stability of China and its external policy.
Nov 24, 2017 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Room 0.2002 (Holzlaube)
Freie Universität Berlin