348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Wednesday, July 17 2024.


 On Wednesday, July 17, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


This presentation will provide a birds’ eye view of Chinese politics under President Xi Jinping. We will briefly introduce the Chinese political system and its evolution, the achievements China has made in the reform era, major challenges the Communist Party of China faces today such as economic slowdown, imminent population crisis, as well as a deteriorating international environment. Besides domestic politics, we will situate China in the world. We will look at U.S.-China relations and examine major factors that affect bilateral relations. We will also review the history of cross-strait relations between China and Taiwan and discuss the latest developments such as the presidential election results in Taiwan. We will conclude by assessing the resilience of the Chinese authoritarian regime and the global implications of China’s rise.

Presenter: Rongbin Han is associate professor of international affairs at the University of Georgia. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley and studied at National University of Singapore and Peking University. His research interests include contentious politics, media and cyber politics, as well as civic participation, with an area focus on China. He is the author of Contesting Cyberspace in China: Online Expression and Authoritarian Resilience and co-author of Directed Digital Dissidence in Autocracies: How China Wins Online. His co-edited book The Xi Jinping Effect is forthcoming from University of Washington Press.

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