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The Impact of the 3rd Plenum of the 18th Central Committee on China and a Forecast for 2014
Eight influential experts from China will give a forecast for 2014 after the Third Plenum. They will also discuss the Plenum's long-term impact, from the perspectives of politics, economy, law, minority affairs, and foreign policies.
Presentations will be given in Chinese
Biographies of the Panelists
周志兴 Zhou Zhixing, a well-connected publisher and a distinguished political commentator, is the founder, president, and editor-in-chief of both Leaders and Financial Digest, two increasingly prominent journals in China today. He is also the founder ofConsensus Net, a digital platform for political debate within China. He began his career at the Central Party Literature Research Office, conducting research on former president Liu Shaoqi. He was also the leading force behind the establishment of its Central Documents Publishing House.
马勇 Ma Yong works for Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) as a fellow at the Institute of Modern History, and he is also professor at CASS Graduate School. In recent years, he has written numerous papers and books about Chinese modern history includingChinese Revolution in 1911 and To Tolerate the Imperfectness of History. Both have been widely read and spread by scholars in social science.
蔡霞 Cai Xia was born into a Chinese military family and also worked for the army for many years. She graduated from the Central Party School in 1998 with a doctoral degree in law. She is now professor in the Department of Party Building at the Central Party School. She is known for her candid and thoughtful views in ideology.
韦森 Wei Sen is the Vice Dean of School of Economics in Fudan University. He is one of the most authoritative economists in his main research area of institutional economics and comparative institutions. Since the early eighties, he has published papers in renowned academic journals and frequently written columns on influential newspapers.
贺卫方 He Weifang is a professor at Peking University Law School. He was nominated as one of 100 Young People of Impact on China in the 21st century in 2001 by the popular magazine Chinese Youth. In 2011, he published To Chongqing’s Legal Profession, which presented his disapproval of the tough governance measures taken by Bo Xilai’s Chongqing government. His courage and scholarship has been highly appreciated.
刘澎 Liu Peng is a fellow at the Institute of American Studies in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. His representative work is Contemporary American Religion published in 2011. He has devoted himself to research on the relationship between American religions and politics for many years. His main concern in recent years is the study of religion and monocracy.
杨恒均 Yang Hengjun is the editor-in-chief of World Chinese Weekly. He has worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, Hainan Provincial People's Government, a Hong Kong-based company, and the Atlantic Council of the United States as the senior fellow. He is also a prominent internet writer and a frequent media commentator in China.
毛寿龙 Mao Shoulong is the Executive Vice Dean at the Academy of Public Policy in Renmin University of China. His main research fields are institutional analysis and public policy, self-governance, NGOs, and public services. He is active in the social issues field and is a frequent media speaker.
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