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China’s New Leadership—Opportunity for the United States?

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The upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will usher in a new generation of leaders to oversee the world’s second largest economy for the next decade. How will the incoming fifth generation of Chinese leaders affect party policy? As the U.S.-China relationship continues to grow, in size and complexity, what are the implications of this once-in-a-decade leadership transition, especially for bilateral interaction? Dr. Henry A. Kissinger is joined by former Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy, former Fellow Dr. Cheng Li, and China scholar Dr. David M. Lampton to discuss the possible implications for U.S.-China relations of this once-in-a-decade power transition.



  • Jane Harman

    Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center
  • J. Stapleton Roy

    Distinguished Fellow
    Founding Director Emeritus, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
  • Cheng Li

    Former Fellow
    Director of Research and Senior Fellow at the John L. Thornton China Center in the Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution
  • David Lampton

    George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies and Director, China Studies, Johns Hopkins-SAIS
  • Melissa Block

    Host, All Things Considered, National Public Radio (NPR)