WHAT: "Chinese diplomacy: Rising stars, wolf warriors, and the 2022 party congress", an online RASBJ talk by author Richard McGregor, followed by Q&A
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM Beijing Time
MORE ABOUT THE EVENT: Which of Beijing's diplomats are likely to be promoted in the coming reshuffle? This year Sinologists are focused on the Chinese communist party national congress, slated to take place in autumn. China experts Richard McGregor and Neil Thomas wrote a recent piece in Nikkei Asia about the Chinese Foreign Ministry and which of its officials may be elevated to higher positions. In this RASBJ online presentation, McGregor will discuss Chinese diplomacy and how Beijing's stance changed from "hiding one's capabilities and biding one's time" to a so-called "wolf warrior" diplomatic tone. He'll also explain the dynamics that shape Chinese diplomatic behavior -- between party and government, between authorities and public opinion, between internal and external agendas. McGregor's bestselling book "The Party" has been required reading for many China-watchers seeking to understand the Chinese communist party's inner workings.
HOW MUCH: This online event is free for members of RASBJ and of partner RAS branches; RMB 100 for non-members
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