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Business Confucius Institute Annual Lecture: ‘China shakes the world – Again!’

Thursday 30 November 2017, 17:30 - 19:45
Leeds University Business School, G.02

The Business Confucius Institute Annual Lecture with renowned China watcher and commentator James Kynge, Associate Editor at the Financial Times and author of the highly acclaimed 2006 book China Shakes the World.

James will consider how, more than 10 years since his bestselling book was published, China continues to influence the global economic agenda - but in different ways and potentially with different outcomes.

So far, the Western view that China’s authoritarian system would prove incompatible with a vibrant and highly diverse economy looks wrong. Not only is China starting to lead the world in some technologies and in the size of its burgeoning middle class, its political leaders are also presenting the country as a model for the developing world. What will the ‘New Era’ proclaimed by Xi Jinping mean for the West?

This event is now fully booked. Please email to find out if any spaces have become available. 

Event Agenda

5:30pm - registration and refreshments

6:15pm - lecture followed by Q&A

7:15pm - networking

7:45pm - event closes

More about James Kynge

James Kynge is Global China Editor and Associate Editor at the Financial Times. He has spent 18 of the past 28 years working in China, latterly as the Financial Times’ bureau chief in Beijing. He also headed up the business operations of the Pearson Group of companies in China until 2008. He remains chairman of FT Confidential Research, a premium research service on China and South East Asia that he founded in 2009.

He is the 2017 winner of the prestigious Harold Wincott award for journalism for his coverage of China and its complex relationship with rest of the world.

His prize-winning book "China Shakes the World" was an international bestseller, translated into 19 languages. Outside the office, he encourages young people in the UK to engage with China as a British Council “leading light” and as Honorary President of the ChineseSpeakers Association, an NGO that assists young people who speak Chinese to find employment opportunities.

Event registration

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