China Power will host its sixth annual conference as a series of keynote remarks and five virtual debates, featuring leading experts from both China and the United States to debate core issues underpinning the development of Chinese power.
China’s ongoing development has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty and resulted in a burgeoning middle class. The Chinese government has made significant investments in education, urban development, and public health services, but China still faces a host of ongoing developmental challenges. How Chinese leaders manage these hurdles has a profound impact on their ability to cultivate power. To learn more about social issues in China, explore our featured content below.
China’s Power: Up for Debate 2020
The challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise are hotly contested. China Power will host its fifth annual conference as a series of five live debates, featuring leading experts from both China and the U.S. to debate core issues underpinning the development of Chinese power.
Is China Succeeding at Eradicating Poverty?
The Chinese Communist Party set an unprecedented goal to eradicate poverty in China by the end of 2020. While Chinese President Xi Jinping officially declared a “major victory” over poverty in December 2020, hundreds of millions of people in China continue to struggle with low incomes and poor standards of living.
How Robust is China’s Health Security?
Successfully managing the threat of pandemics and epidemics requires advanced capabilities and robust resources. Decades of economic development have enhanced China’s ability to defend against infectious diseases, but the outbreak of COVID-19 laid bare critical health security weaknesses.
How Does Water Security Affect China’s Development?
Ongoing economic modernization has expanded access to safe drinking water for hundreds of millions of people in China, but it has also severely polluted and taxed the country’s water resources. Leaders in Beijing have taken steps to address water security threats, but considerable obstacles persist.
China’s Power: Up for Debate 2019
ChinaPower hosted its fourth annual conference on December 4, 2019. The conference featured a keynote by Senator David Perdue and a postponed speech by Assistant Secretary of State David. R. Stilwell.
How Does Corruption Hinder China’s Development?
Rooting out corruption is critical to economic development, as it undercuts government revenue and limits the ability of government to implement effective policies. Learn more about the impact of corruption in China with this ChinaPower exclusive.
How is China Managing its Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
As the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China faces domestic and international pressure to address environmental concerns while maintaining economic growth. How China manages this challenge affects its ability to emerge as a leader in both sustainable development and the broader fight against climate change.