This fall, most of the top leaders of the Chinese Communist Party will be replaced during the 18th Party Congress. The leadership realignments will affect the most important leadership bodies of the country – the ruling Politburo and its Standing Committee, the State Council and the Party’s Central Military Commission. What social, economic and foreign policy challenges await the new generation of Chinese leaders, and how might the new leadership respond?
On September 20, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings hosted a discussion analyzing the major issues that will confront China’s new leadership, including tensions in U.S.-China relations, the China-Japan South China Sea dispute, and the country’s future economic and military development.
Former Brookings Expert
Professor - Sociology, University of California, Irvine
Professor - Fudan University in Shanghai
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The U.S. still has some leverage over China, because China clearly wants a deal. ... U.S. financial markets also seem to have been boosted by the prospects of a U.S.-China trade deal, so I think it could have a negative effect on both financial markets and economic activity in both countries if a deal is not struck