Foreign Affairs July/August 2021 Issue Launch: Can China Keep Rising?

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The Chinese Communist Party marks its 100th anniversary this year, tallying among its achievements China’s decades-long economic boom and ascent to great-power status. But can Beijing count on continued success? Please join Foreign Affairs Editor Daniel Kurtz-Phelan and authors Yuen Yuen Ang, Jude Blanchette, and Orville Schell for a discussion about the evolution of China and its ruling party over the past century—and the economic and political outlook for the next.

Additional Resources

For further reading, please see "The Robber Barons of Beijing" by Yuen Yuen Ang, "Xi’s Gamble" by Jude Blanchette, and "Life of the Party" by Orville Schell in the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs.

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SPEAKERS

Yuen Yuen Ang

Yuen Yuen Ang

Yuen Yuen Ang is named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow awarded for “high-caliber scholarship that applies fresh perspectives to some of the most pressing issues of our times.” Professor Ang studies economic and political development, with a focus on adaptation and innovation, especially in emerging markets. On China, her expertise is on the politics of development and its rising global role. She is the author of a multi-award winning book, How China Escaped the Poverty Trap (2016), and a second book, China’s Gilded Age: the Paradox of Economic Boom & Vast Corruption (2020). She is an advisory board member of Cambridge University Press’ Elements Series in the Politics of Development, and of Global Perspectives, a new cross-disciplinary journal addressing global issues.

Jude Blanchette

Jude Blanchette

Jude Blanchette holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Previously, he was engagement director at The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing, where he researched China’s political environment with a focus on the workings of the Communist Party of China and its impact on foreign companies and investors. Prior to working at The Conference Board, Blanchette was the assistant director of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California, San Diego.

Blanchette is a public intellectual fellow at the National Committee on United States-China Relations and serves on the board of the American Mandarin Society. He is also a senior advisor at Martin+Crumpton Group, a geopolitical risk advisory based in Arlington, Virginia. He holds an M.A. in modern Chinese studies from the University of Oxford and a B.A. in economics from Loyola University in Maryland.

Orville Schell

Orville Schell

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations, is a long-time China observer, author, journalist, and former Dean and Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan is Editor of Foreign Affairs. He previously spent three years as Executive Editor of the magazine and served in the U.S. State Department, including as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff. His narrative history of George Marshall’s post–World War II mission to China, The China Mission, was published by WW Norton in 2018 and named a best book of the year by The Economist and an editor’s pick by The New York Times Book Review. His writing has also appeared in publications including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Atlantic.