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The China Debate

This series of annual events will present original and valuable perspectives on China that cut across business, media, government and academia.

This series of annual events will present original and valuable perspectives on China that cut across business, media, government and academia.  Speaking to a different theme each year, senior-level China experts from different sectors will offer their views on Chinese economic, political, social and cultural reality.

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Forthcoming Events

The China Debate 2019: Will China’s Rise be Peaceful?

The rise of China will have a major impact on the world in the 21st century. Graham Allison may or may not be right in arguing that China and the USA are at serious risk of being caught in a ‘Thucydides Trap’, in which an incumbent hegemonic power feels compelled to respond forcefully to a rising new peer competitor, with potentially dire consequences. In the light of recent developments, the panellists will discuss whether China’s rise will prove peaceful.

7 May 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT), 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM