A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation
David Shambaugh will be discussing his new book China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation.
China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation is a new book by David Shambaugh, a Professor of Politics & International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University
Few issues affect the future of China—and hence all the nations that interact with China—more than the nature of its ruling party and government. In this timely study, David Shambaugh assesses the strengths and weaknesses, durability, adaptability and potential longevity of China’s Communist Party (CCP). He argues that although the CCP has been in a protracted state of atrophy, it has undertaken a number of adaptive measures aimed at reinventing itself and strengthening its rule. Shambaugh’s investigation draws on a unique set of inner-Party documents and interviews, and he finds that the CCP is resilient and will continue to retain its grip on power.
The Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons
5:00 - 6:30 pm
With commentary from:
Harry Harding, University Professor of Politics & International Affairs, The George Washington University
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Copies of the book will be available for sale.