The 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress scheduled around October 2012 is expected to finalize the ongoing leadership transition and a new growth model that had been debated upon was announced at the National People’s Congress meeting in March 2011. Our panel hopes to address some important questions about these two related major events that would affect China’s future political and economic development and the global political economy. Below are examples of the kind of questions that will help shed light on contemporary Chinese political economy.
Between October 21-October 23, the United States (US) Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS) and the Institute of International Relations, China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU), held an international conference entitled “China’s Accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) 10 Years Later: China and the International System” at the Fragrant Hills Empark Hotel, Beijing, China.
Several decades ago, when Japan was a rising power in Asia, people talked about the EU-US-Japan Triad. The international situation is changing so rapidly in the 21st century that China is now regarded as an emerging power whose rise will have a huge impact on international relations. Indicated in its title, the conference focuses on the latest changes in the world and examines how important the interactions between the EU, the US and China are to the future of global governance.