13-16 June 2024

SOLD OUT: China’s Path to Global Domination

China has never been more powerful. What does Beijing want and how will it get it? Will it invade Taiwan? Will it bankroll Russia? Or, will the limitations of a one party state cause it to grind to a halt? Since 1980 China has been the major global economic story. What about the hundreds of millions of Chinese people, what’s their story? What about China’s idea of its own history and the ideological significance of this, as well as ‘soft power’ cultural diplomacy? And, more recently, Covid, a property slump and a potential war over Taiwan may have changed the Chinese path .Will the 21st century be the Chinese century or is the Middle Kingdom about to falter?