Stumbling Giant: the Threats to China’s Future | Young China Watchers, Beijing
When and Where
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
26 Dongcaoyuan, Gongti Nanlu, Beijing 北京市朝阳区工体南路, 东草园26号
YCW Beijing is delighted to invite you to a talk by Timothy Beardson, author and Chairman of Ilex Partners Limited. Mr. Beardson will talk about his new book “Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China’s Future”.
Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China’s Future
With Timothy Beardson, Chairman of Ilex Partners Limited
Wednesday September 17th, 2014, 7:00PM
*** DUE TO CHANGES IN FACE BAR POLICY THERE WILL BE A COVER CHARGE OF 40RMB FOR THIS EVENT (PAYABLE AT THE DOOR), WHICH INCLUDES ONE FREE DRINK. PLEASE REGISTER BY 6PM ON 26TH AUGUST ***
YCW Beijing is delighted to invite you to a talk by Timothy Beardson, author and Chairman of Ilex Partners Limited. Mr. Beardson will talk about his new book “Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China’s Future“. The book is a multidisciplinary discussion of the threats to China’s continuing rise, presents bold policy prescriptions addressing these challenges and explains why without substantial reform China is unlikely to replace America as the next superpower. The book explores whether China can go from low-cost manufacturing to innovation, whether it can rescue its environment, the current dysfunctionality of the financial system, the consequences of a defective welfare structure, the evolving role of the Communist Party and, especially, the impact of a looming demographic crisis. The narrative also confronts issues such as the engagement with Africa, cyber hostility, relationships with neighbours, China’s behaviour in the world and its future use of power.
Young China Watchers is a dynamic group of China-focused young professionals. Through regular roundtables and talks with senior figures in the China policy and business communities, it provides a chance for engaged individuals to interact and discuss the most pressing issues emerging from China today. It aims to build a global network, fostering the next generation of China thought-leaders.