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Raising the Curtain on China’s 20th Party Congress
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is preparing to convene its 20th Party Congress, the key leadership meeting held once every five years, this fall. Predicted to be one of the most consequential party gatherings in decades, it will reveal if Chinese President and CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping will be reappointed for a precedent-breaking third term as leader, as well as set the direction for Chinese politics and policy for the next five years. Chinese domestic politics and top leadership changes within the CCP can be frustratingly opaque and surrounded by secrecy. How secure is Xi? Can he break with the two-term norm, or are there still institutional norms or factional resistance that may prevent him from doing so? Who are the key figures to watch amid China’s leadership shuffle?

Join us for an online conversation to lift the veil on Chinese elite politics and unpack what to expect from China’s upcoming 20th Party Congress. Asia Society and Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) President Kevin Rudd will moderate a discussion with Senior Fellow of ASPI’s newly founded Center for China Analysis Chris Johnson and Dr. Ling Li, specialist on Chinese politics at the University of Vienna.

This event will also serve as the launch of a new series of papers by Johnson leading up to the 20th Party Congress. The first paper in the series: “Raising the Curtain on China’s 20th Party Congress: Mechanisms, Rules, ‘Norms,’ and the Realities of Power” is available now online. The second paper: “Xi Jinping’s Annus Horribilis: Or is it?” will be available soon.

Aug 10, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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