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China's political transition and what it means for Europe – seminarie op 24 april

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 16:00 to Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 18:00
Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies
Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies

China is entering into a very important period of political transition and we thought it a good opportunity to assess what this means for Europe. The Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies therefore cordially invites you to a seminar on this subject on Tuesday 24 April 2012. We have invited three prominent experts: He Baogang, a leading Chinese political scientist affiliated with the University of Deakin, Thomas Heberer, professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen, and Jonas Parello-Plesner, a senior fellow at the European Center on Foreign Relations.

This panel will discuss the ongoing political reforms in China. How should we interpret democracy with Chinese characteristics? How is the growing heterogeneity of China's society affecting politics? The speakers will also discuss the organization of the 18th National Party Congress, which will appoint the new leadership and mull over future reforms.


16h00: Opening

16h05: Presentations by He Baogang, Thomas Heberer, Jonas Parello-Plesner

17h00: Discussion

18h00: End of meeting

Please, register by sending an email to biccsevt@vub.ac.be, mentioning your name, function, and organization. The meeting will be held at the premises of the Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies. Exact venue will be confirmed upon registration.

This meeting is organized in cooperation with the Flemish China Chamber of Commerce, Kent University, the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and the Institute for European Studies.