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Club Lunch – China Tomorrow: Democracy or Dictatorship?

LUNCH TALK
China Tomorrow: Democracy or Dictatorship?
   
SPEAKER
Professor Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Professor in Political Science, Hong Kong Baptist University
   
    
Thursday, November 14, 2019
12:30pm for 12:45pm – Lunch
1:10pm – Address
1st Floor
 
   

Could China become a democracy in a not-too-distant future? Some have predicted that the country’s unprecedented economic growth and middle-class expansion will naturally lead to a liberalization of China’s regime and a move toward democracy. Not so, according to Jean-Pierre Cabestan who, in a recent book, contends that the Chinese Communist Party will continue to adapt and prosper in the coming decades under its well-established authoritarian rule. Influenced by China’s culture and the former Soviet Union’s ideology, most Chinese are not asking for democracy, preferring security, prosperity and social stability to political freedom.
   
Jean-Pierre Cabestan is a respected academic voice on contemporary China. He is a professor in political science at Hong Kong Baptist University, and is a senior research fellow in France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He has published more than 15 books, mostly about China and Taiwan, and closely follows the China-Africa connection. His latest book will be available for purchase at this luncheon.

   

$180 (MEMBERS)     $250 (GUESTS)
This event is only for club members, their guest and the media
   
   
IMPORTANT
  • Confirmation will be sent to you once your booking is accepted. If you do not receive a confirmation within two working days, please contact our concierge.
  • Please indicate your preference of dishes (fish, duck, vegetarian) when placing the booking.
  • Guests who arrive after 1:00pm will be served lunch only after the event ends.
  • No cancellations will be accepted after Noon on Monday, November 11, 2019.
BOOKING
Please reserve with the FCC concierge at (tel) 2521 1511, (fax) 2868 4092
or
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PAYMENT METHOD
The total bill we charged to the member’s account.

 
Club Lunch
Speaker: Professor Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Thursday, November 14, 2019
12:30pm
Dining Room and Verandah
   
Menu
   
Greek Salad
   
British Vegetable Soup with Barley
   
Glazed Duck Breast with Cinnamon & Honey
Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Pumpkin, Green Asparagus and Orange Gravy
OR
Tandoori Fish with Garlic Naan
Green Salad, Corianders, Red onion rings, Lemon Wedge and Mint Sauce
  
Brownie with Pecan Nuts
   
Coffee or Tea
   
   
Vegetarian Menu
   
Greek Salad
   
British Vegetable Soup with Barley
   
Baked Vegetable Lasagna
   
Brownie with Pecan Nuts
   
Coffee or Tea
   
   
*Please inform us if you have any food allergies or intolerances
 
  

 

Speaker: Professor Jean-Pierre Cabestan,Professor in Political Science, Hong Kong Baptist University