Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
The connection between China's economic performance and
political liberalization has been much debated in policy
circles. Is the slowing of Chinese economic reforms
attributable to the hardwiring of its communist political
culture? And, is this impasse a precursor to failure?
Or, has the connection between economic and political reform always
been simply a self-serving American "fantasy"?
Join our discussion with leading proponents in this debate, two
authors who hold rather different views on where China may be
headed and the assumptions we make about our relationship.
More About the Speakers
Gordon C. Chang
Author of The Coming Collapse of China
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies,
Johns Hopkins University,
and Author of The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away
Distinguished Fellow in China Policy