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European Parliamentary Elections: What’s at stake? - 30 Apr 14

In an increasingly troubled time for the European Union, Sir Menzies Campbell, Stuart Wheeler, Mark Leonard, Prof Maurice Fraser, Dr Sara Hagemann and John Peet discuss the upcoming European parliamentary elections, and how their outcome will affect the EU and Britain's role in it. 


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China 3.0

China 3.0: Understanding the new China

China’s once-a-decade leadership change is currently underway in Beijing. The new leaders will take power at a crucial time for China, as it enters the third stage of its development since the revolution. How they deal with the challenges ahead will not just shape China, but Europe and the entire world.

Mark Leonard has drawn together a unique collection of essays from leading Chinese intellectuals and thinkers, examining the choices that it faces with its economy, its political system and its global role. After Mao’s political revolution (‘China 1.0’) and Deng Xiaoping’s economic revolution (‘China 2.0’), Mark calls this ‘China 3.0’.

  • Now that it is becoming more affluent, how does China deal with growing inequalities, rebalancing its economy and its increasing exposure to the global economy?
     
  • How does the Communist Party retain stability, with increasing friction within Chinese society and half a billion ‘netizens’ active on the web?
     
  • China can no longer keep a low profile on the world stage so also needs to decide how to use its power and deal with grievances with neighbours like Japan and South Korea.

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Mark Leonard speaks to some of China's most influential thinkers.

 

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In ‘China at the crossroads’ François Godement explores the challenges faced by the Chinese leadership after the Bo Xilai scandal and the Wukan uprising. François argues that the country is now choosing the path of political and legal reform along with a more sustainable path of economic growth.

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