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The Policies of China's Hu Jintao: A Conversation with Willy Wo-Lap Lam

Recorded on November 2, 2006

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

One of the most astute observers of the Beijing scene, Willy Lam has been analyzing and reporting on China's leadership and their policies for more than two decades. His latest book, Chinese Politics in the Hu Jintao Era: New Leaders, New Challenges, is based on hundreds of interviews with top Chinese officials. It provides a comprehensive, multi-dimensional look at the leadership taking China into the 21st Century.

In an informal conversation with Carl Minzner of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Ambassador Harvey Feldman of Heritage's Asian Studies Center, Willy will discuss the rise of Hu Jintao and the "Fourth Generation" leadership, and their essential traits and biases, including the apparent tightening of controls on all forms of dissent as well as information flow. Implications for U.S. policy will certainly be examined. Books will be available for purchase and to be signed by the Author.