30.09.2018 - 10:08:26
Yu Keping Mercator Fellow at IN-EAST
Prof. Yu Keping is going to visit the IN-EAST from September 30 to October 7, 2018. He will give a talk on Friday, October 5, 14–16 h, Room SG 183
Prof. Yu Keping (Director of the Center for Chinese Government Innovations at Peking University, Director of the Institute of Political Development at Tsinghua University and Director of the China Center for Global Governance and Development (CCGGD)) is a frequent visitor at IN-EAST and Mercator Fellow of the DFG Research Training Group Risk and East Asia. His fields of expertise include political philosophy, comparative politics, globalization, civil society, governance and politics in China. Among his many books are Governance and Rule of Law in China (ed., Brill 2012) and Democracy Is a Good Thing (Brookings 2010).
During his stay he will supervise PhD students, conduct collaborative research, and investigate possibilities for further collaboration.
He will give a talk entitled "Challenges and Priorities for China’s Two Hundred Years’ Goals" on Friday, October 5, 14–16 h, in Room SG 183 (Geibelstr. 41)
There have been so many great changes in Chinese political, economic and social life since President Xi Jinping has become the top leader of China. Everything that changes is referred to as the “New Normal” or the “New Era”. Nevertheless, there are some things unchanged behind the changed, at least, for instance, the fundamental goals for China’s development in the long term. That is to have constructed a Xiaokang Society by 2020, to have made China a modernized country by 2050 and to then realize the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Mr. Xi Jinping refers to them as the “Two Hundred Years’ Goals” and the “Chinese Dream”. However, in order to reach the “Two Hundred Years’ Goals” China faces great challenges, and even risks. The presentation will explain and analyze the main challenges faced by China. Meanwhile, the speaker tries to summarize and evaluate the policy priorities to meet these challenges taken on by the Chinese government.