Last month, focused the attention of the world public on the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China. The re-election of Xi Jinping to the position of General Secretary and the continuation of the so-called zero-tolerance policy for COVID are some of the main current issues that were the focus of the discussion. However, the congress also affirmed some long-term development goals of China that should (until 2049) still define its active role in international relations and the dynamics of its relationship with the world. Modernization with Chinese characteristics is already offered as a kind of development model intended for “export,” and the determination to build a “modernized socialist power” and an emphasis on the concept of a “Community of mankind with a shared destiny” as Chinese contributions (revision?) to the existing international system. The round table “Global Challenges Towards the Second Centenary” will therefore discuss some of China’s ongoing global and international challenges, as well as an attempt to recognize the “longer-term” line of China’s relationship with the world. At the same time, it will devote the most attention to the consideration of security challenges in relations with Taiwan, China’s position regarding the war in Ukraine, and its specific position in the context of the tightening of relations between the Western world and Russia, future European-Chinese cooperation as well as the development of Chinese foreign policy initiatives in the Eurasian area.
Moderator: Zvonimir Stopić, Capital Normal University in Beijing and Zagreb School of Economics and Management
The panel will be held on Wednesday, November 9th at 1 pm via ZOOM.
You can follow the online broadcast here.