1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

Past Event

China’s Peaceful Rise

Thursday, June 16, 2005

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Somers Room

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

China’s rise as a global economic power and the accompanying increase in its international political and security role have raised questions in the United States and abroad about whether its emergence will be stabilizing or destabilizing. Zheng Bijian, the Chairman of the China Reform Forum, is the principal proponent of the theory of “China’s peaceful rise,” which posits that China can emerge as one of the world’s leading economies without threatening the international system.

Before assuming his current position, Zheng was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, Vice President of China’s Central Party School, and deputy head of China’s Publicity Department. He remains one of the Chinese Communist Party’s foremost theoreticians.