September 28

Dr. Steve Tsang

China’s Rise to Global Power: Xi Jinping Thought

Zoom Webinar

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 11.30 AM – 12:30 PM ET


In October 2017, at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the CPC enshrined in its constitution a new political doctrine: “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in a New Era.” Under Xi Jinping, China has developed a new global strategy, one of securing the uninterrupted rise of China, in contrast to the strategy of peaceful rise adopted by Hu Jintao Xi’s predecessor. What is Xi Jinping Thought? And how will it shape Chinese foreign policy? Join us on Tuesday, September 28 at 11:30 AM ET at our special briefing which is part of the Deep Dives: China 2021 program when we discuss the question about Chinese domestic politics, its nature, and how Xi Jinping thought shapes China’s rise to the global power with Dr. Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute at the SOAS University of London.

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Dr. Steve Tsang

Steve Tsang joined SOAS in 2016 as Director of SOAS China Institute. His research interests focus on Twentieth-century Chinese history; Chinese foreign policy; China’s ‘peaceful rise’ strategy; China’s rising military might; China’s soft power; China-UK relations; China-EU relations; China-US relations; China-Taiwan relations; China-Asia relations; Chinese politics; nature of political system in China; the Chinese Communist Party and democracy; human rights in China; Taiwan politics; Taiwan’s external relations; Taiwan’s democratisation; Taiwan’s security; US-Taiwan relations; Hong Kong politics; Hong Kong’s relations with mainland China; colonial history of Hong Kong.

Professor Tsang is a frequent commentator for the BBC, including for programmes like Newsnight, BBC One News, BBC News Channel, Today, BBC World Service’s various programmes such as Newshour and World Tonight. He has also appeared on Sky News, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, Voice of America, France 24, Channel News Asia, CNBC, Al Jazeera and Russia Today.

Photo credit: Ju Peng | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images



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