The ascendancy of Xi Jinping in China as General Secretary has seen an upsurge in Chinese influence abroad through programs such as the One Belt One Road Program. This eagerness to engage internationally and sculpting global governance has been contrasted by the election last year of Trump who won the election partially on an isolationist mantra such as tearing up NAFTA.
In light of these developments, we ask ‘Is China the New Leader in Global Governance?’ is there any competition to China in terms of global leadership?. Join as at The Bell – the bar at the British Embassy, for a debate on the topic, hosted by The British Chamber of Commerce and the China Britain Business Council.
“Is China the New Leader in Global Governance?”
Lucy Hornby (China Correspondent) – Financial Times
19:00 Opening Remarks – Peter Williams, Director, British Chamber of Commerce in China
19:05 Introduction to the speakers, topic and debate rules
19:10 Round 1: Each speaker has 4 minutes to present their argument
19:30 Round 2: Rebuttal – opposing team disputes opposing argument
19:50 Round 3: Questions from audience
20:20 Burden of Proof: Audience casts vote to decide winner
20:30 Debate end / Networking
Please contact Steven Lynch at Steven.Lynch@cbbc.org.cn
to reserve your place. Attendance is free of charge but advance registration is required. Please note that due to the security regulations at the British Embassy, registration for the event will close 24 hours beforehand at 12:30pm on Tuesday 26th September. All attendees will be required to bring their passport, Chinese ID (身份证) or other accepted photo ID to gain access to the event.
Start date: 2017-09-27
Start time: 06:30 p.m.
End time: 08:30 p.m.
Venue: The Bell Pub, British Embassy Beijing
Directions: 11 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District