Asia Institute Tasmania

Public Lecture | Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy Under Xi Jinping: Challenges Ahead


Professor Bates Gill, Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies, Australian National University

Start Date

15th Sep 2016 5:30pm


Xi Jinping is a third of the way through his expected 10-year term as China’s top leader. Taking tough measures against corruption and dissent at home and pursuing an active agenda abroad, Xi has carefully cultivated an image of a confident strongman keen to deliver on his promised “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.”  But while it can claim some successes, Xi Jinping’s leadership has raised even more questions and uncertainties both within China and amongst China’s neighbours.

What do we know about Xi’s leadership style? How vulnerable is his domestic reform agenda? Can he return China to a more stable set of relationships with its regional neighbours, including the United States? What are some of the biggest obstacles ahead in realising the “China dream”?

Bates Gill

Bates Gill is Professor of Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University (ANU) and Board Director, China Matters.

This event is co-sponsored by the Australia China Business Council (Tasmania Branch).

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