Date: Friday, 13 April 2018, 02:30 am
Location: at the Berlin Representative Office, Robert Bosch Stiftung Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin
Moderated by: David Bandurski, Co-Director, China Media Project, Hong Kong University Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy
  • Jean-Philippe Béja, Emeritus Senior Research Fellow, Center for International Studies and Research, Sciences Po Paris


30 Minutes: Input
30 Minutes: Debate 
Followed by Networking


In 1978, led by Deng Xiaoping, China embarked on an ambitious program of reforms and opening up what dismantled the Maoist policies that since the 1950s had caused untold damage to the social, political and economic fabric of the country, culminating in the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). In the decades that followed, Deng’s vision brought about a socioeconomic transformation without precedent in human history. Today, 40 years after Deng charted a new path, China’s “fifth generation” leader, Xi Jinping, has amassed a degree of power perhaps not seen since the pre-reform era. Xi claims that China has entered a “new era” of strength and prosperity, in which it must move to center stage in global affairs. This discussion will assess the dramatic changes in China over the past four decades, and will address the key issues and concerns in Chinese society, politics, law and foreign affairs.

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