Roundtable on China Perspectives Special issue “New Approaches to the Political Regime under Xi Jinping


 6:00 - 7:30pm
 Social Sciences Chambers, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Dorothy Solinger, Kellee Tsai, Fu Hualing, Jean-Pierre Cabestan

Organised by

Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong

The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC)

Roundtable on China Perspectives Special Issue “New Approaches to the Political Regime under Xi Jingping”

20181023 Seminar Poster


Prof. Dorothy Solinger, School of Social Science, University of California, Irvine

Prof. Kellee Tsai, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST

Prof. Fu Hualing, Faculty of Law, HKU

Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Department of Government and International Studies, HKBU


How can the political regime under Xi Jinping be defined and what have been the outstanding features of the modes of governing under his first term? Beyond an unprecedented concentration of power in the President’s hands, can it be argued that this increased concentration of power has gone along with the party becoming more powerful? Conversely, what could be the traps of an increased centralization of power in terms of the longer term resilience of the Party-state? And in which respect have its conventional institutions and ruling mechanisms become ever more important in correcting some of the ills of a Hu-Wen rule which now somehow appears as an era of status-quo? These are some of the questions which will be discussed by the participants to this roundtable devoted to the latest special issue of China Perspectives (2018/1-2) on “New Approaches to the Political Regime Under Xi Jinping,” edited by Dorothy Solinger.

The roundtable was chaired by Dr. David A Palmer, Department of Sociology HKU

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