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Club Online Zoom Event – Xi Jinping: A Study in Power

Date: 7 Nov 2022 08:00 PM — 09:00 PM | Venue: Dining Room

Xi Jinping: A Study in Power
Monday, November 7, 2022
8pm HKT on Zoom
Xi Jinping is now the most powerful ruler of China since Mao Zedong, after the 20th Party Congress saw him granted a historic third term in charge. When he took power in 2012, some observers predicted he would be the most liberal Communist Party leader in China’s history – but ten years later, those forecasts lie in tatters, proving only how little was understood of him. In his book, Xi: A Study in Power, academic and author Kerry Brown attempts to rectify that, examining the complexities behind the man and explaining the impact that his rule is already having globally. Who is Xi really, and what is his vision for China’s future? And, crucially, what does that mean for the rest of the world? Moderated by FCC Correspondent Member Governor Jennifer Jett.
Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London. He is an Associate of the Asia Pacific Programme at Chatham House, London. From 2012 to 2015 he was Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to this he worked at Chatham House from 2006 to 2012, as Senior Fellow and then Head of the Asia Programme. From 1998 to 2005 he worked at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Beijing, and then as Head of the Indonesia, Philippine and East Timor Section. He previously graduated from Cambridge University and has a PhD in Chinese politics and language from Leeds University. He is the author of almost 20 books on modern Chinese politics. He has recently been awarded the China Cultural Exchange Person of the Year.


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