China’s 20th National Party Congress was replete with both expected outcomes and abrupt surprises. Lurking beneath the surface of the official Party pronouncements and personnel appointments, many questions remain about China’s trajectory both domestically and abroad. What did this round of leadership change reveal about the prospects for political succession? How will Xi Jinping’s new team handle the challenges that confront the country at home – like economic unease and ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns – and abroad – like strain in U.S.-China relations, tensions in the Taiwan Strait, and war in Europe?
On Wednesday, November 9, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings hosted two panels of Brookings China scholars who discussed the implications of the 20th Party Congress for Chinese domestic politics and foreign policy.
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Panel 1: Chinese domestic politics
9:00 am - 9:50 am
Panel 2: China’s foreign policy
9:50 am - 10:40 am