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Political Reform in China

What lies ahead for China’s economy and political reform? The 2015 meetings of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference ended with calls for economic and political reforms, including gradual judicial reform, closer integration of civilian and military organs, reform of state-owned enterprises, and promoting the rule of law. At the same time, China is facing an economic slowdown, leading some to wonder if the Communist Party leadership will scale down their anti-corruption campaign in order to focus on stimulating economic development.

At this event, a panel of four experts discussed the current state of reforms in China. Scroll down to watch a webcast of the program.

A reception followed the panel discussion. The event was sponsored by the Baker Institute China Studies Program and International Economics Program, in conjunction with the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. 



Jon Taylor, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Political Science, University of St. Thomas

Aynne Kokas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia; and Nonresident Scholar, China Studies Program, Baker Institute

Russell A. Green, Ph.D.
Will Clayton Fellow in International Economics, Baker Institute 

Steven W. Lewis, Ph.D.
C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow, Baker Institute 



Allen Matusow, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Affairs, Baker Institute; and William Gaines Twyman Professor of History, Rice University 






Mon, April 6, 2015
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005
United States

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