with Akio Takahara, Professor of Contemporary Chinese Politics at the University of Tokyo and one of the most influential Japanese researchers on China
Takahara has been researching on Chinese-Japanese relations for many years; He was also a diplomat at Japanese representations in Hong Kong and Beijing. The lunch will be moderated by Claudia Wessling, Director of Communications at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS).
In October at its 19th Party Congress, the Chinese Communist Party set the course for the country's future political development. Xi Jinping was able to consolidate his position as the most powerful party and state leader in China's recent history. At the same time, he formulated China's claim to become a socialist world power. What consequences will the reorientation in Chinese domestic and foreign policy have for the relations with China? Akio Takahara will discuss these questions with us.
The event will be in English. A light lunch will be provided.