6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

China's 19th Party Congress: Implications for China and the United States

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**Note: This event has been moved to the 6th Floor Auditorium**

No sitting Chinese leader since Mao Zedong has arrogated as much power to himself as the current Communist Party Secretary, Xi Jinping. The 19th Party Congress, which convenes on October 18 and runs for one week, will offer important measures of what Xi intends to do during his second five-year term and whether he plans to extend his power beyond the traditional ten-year limit. Xi’s policy priorities will be a major determinant of Sino-U.S. relations and of the fate of international liberal norms as the two great powers compete for global influence. The Kissinger Institute’s review of the 19th Party Congress will examine how a Risen China is likely to manage its domestic and foreign affairs over the next five years and beyond.




  • J. Stapleton Roy

    Founding Director and Distinguished Scholar
    Founding Director Emeritus, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
  • Robert Daly

    Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States