• 20th Party Congress Readout and implications for Indo-Pacific

    Indo-Pacific Policy Dialogue (via Zoom) 26 October, 18:30 (Tokyo)

    Graphic of the new Indo-Pacific Dialogue webinar on 20th Party Congress Readout and implications for the Indo-Pacific

    YCAPS’ Indo-Pacific Policy Dialogue will host a panel of experts to 20th Party Congress Readout and implications for Indo-Pacific region. This webinar will explore the 20th Party Congress results and implications for the Indo-Pacific and China. With this objective in mind, YCAPS has invited Dr. WANG Yi and Richard McGregor to participate in a panel discussion moderated by Stephen Nagy. The guests will introduce themselves and present their views, then engage in discussion and Q&A moderated by the hosts.


    Key lines of enquiry include: 1) What were the key themes of the 20th Party Congress and how can we understand them in the context of US-China relations and China’s domestic development? 2) How can we understand the take homes and their implications for the region?; and 3) What does the 20th Party Congress says about leadership in the Chinese context?


    Please use this link to register via Zoom.
    You will need the link and passcode provided in the confirmation email.



    Dr Wang Yi is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University. He also teaches at Temple University Japan as an adjunct professor. Dr.Wang was formerly a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Manchester. His research addresses the intersection between international relations and comparative politics. He is particularly interested in the politics of memory and identity in China. Dr.Wang's writings have appeared in journals such as The China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, Memory Studies, Media, Culture & Society, among others.


    Richard McGregor is a Senior Fellow for East Asia at the Lowy Institute, Australia’s premier foreign policy think tank, in Sydney.

    Richard is a Senior Associate (Non-resident) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in the United States. He was also a visiting scholar at the Wilson Center and George Washington University in Washington DC from 2014-2016. Richard is a former Beijing and Washington bureau chief for the Financial Times and the author of numerous books on East Asia. His most recent book, Xi Jinping: The Backlash, was published by Penguin Australia as a Lowy Institute Paper in August 2019. His book on Sino-Japanese relations, Asia’s Reckoning: China, Japan and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century (Penguin Books, 2017), was called “shrewd and knowing” by the Wall Street Journal and the “best book of the year” by the Literary Review in the United Kingdom. In late 2018, it won the Prime Minister of Australia’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. His book, The Party (Penguin Books, 2010), on the inner-workings of the Chinese Communist Party, was translated into seven languages and chosen by the Asia Society and Mainichi Shimbun in Japan as their book of the year.

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge.

    Moderator: Dr. Stephen Nagy
    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

    Registration: Required via this Link.

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