Where is China going? Recent economic policies by China's leaders suggest Beijing is increasingly concerned about inflation, a slowing of economic growth and increasing local government debt. In addition, incidents of terrorism, corruption and changes in the one-child policy suggest that domestic politics and economics will preoccupy China at least in the near future, leaving little room to explore what new Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping calls "China's Dream." The China Studies Program at Rice University's Baker Institute will bring together three China experts to assess recent political reforms and economic policies and share their thoughts on China's interest in — and ability to pursue — global dreams. This event is co-sponsored by the Chao Center for Asian Studies.
Carrie Liu Currier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, and Director, Asian Studies Program, Texas Christian University
Aynne Kokas, Ph.D.
Fellow in Chinese Media, Baker Institute, and Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellow, Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University
Steven W. Lewis, Ph.D.
C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow, Baker Institute, Rice University