China's New Rulers
Just-completed Communist Party Congress replaces China's top leaders
Tuesday, November 26, 2002
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
A Roundtable Discussion
The just-completed 16th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party has ushered in a new generation (the so-called fourth generation) of China’s top leaders. Chinese President Jiang Zemin and other top leaders have handed over office to a younger generation (generally in their late 50s and early 60s), which includes many individuals with substantial experience (education, etc.) abroad.
The roundtable will discuss who the new leaders are; what residual power may remain with the older, third generation; what policy changes, if any, can be expected; and the likely direction of development in China over the next decade or two (the 16th Congress committed the government to quadrupling China’s national income by the year 2020).
- Richard Baum (Political Science, & director of the Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA)
- Daniel Lynch (International Relations, USC)
- William Overholt (Asia Policy Chair, RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy)
- James Tong (Political Science, UCLA)
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Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies