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May 06

China: Collapse or Fantasy

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

James Mann
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies,
Johns Hopkins University,
and Author of The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression

Hosted By

Harvey Feldman Harvey Feldman

Distinguished Fellow in China Policy Read More