The Twentieth Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) — involving a major Political Report by CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping and immediately followed by an array of significant personnel changes — is an important bellwether of both Xi’s power and the fundamental policies that China will pursue in the years ahead. Is Xi’s power firm and growing? Will Beijing continue to behave on the basis of the long-standing notion that peace and development characterize the present era, or is it less optimistic and more inclined to be assertive and confrontational overseas? What are the implications of the Party Congress for Sino-US relations and global stability?
Join us in addressing these questions with Michael Swaine, Director of the Quincy Institute’s East Asia Program, and Jake Werner, Quincy Institute Research Fellow. Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, Editorial Director for Responsible Statecraft, will moderate.