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CPG Special Lecture “Can one be a conservative constitutional autocrat? The curious case of Xi Jinping”

21 February from 14:30 - 17:00

Free

21 February 2019, 2.45–5.00 pm, Room 221, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Bangkok

Xi Jinping is traditionally portrayed as a dominant central ruler, the “Chairman of Everything”. Yet Xi also struggles to get anything done in the byzantine Chinese system. He must still use the rules of the Communist Party and government to change China. Xi’s changes often reveal much of how he sees governing. To wit, with all the recent focus on Xi’s removal of term limits in his constitutional change, the other forty odd constitutional changes were ignored. These changes institutionalised Xi’s anti-corruption activity. But in doing so, Xi has removed powers from the Party and placed them in the local legislature, with significant consequences for the development of the rule of law, and Chinese governance more broadly.

2.30-2.45 pm.              Registration

2.45-3.00 pm.              Welcoming words

3.00-4.15 pm.              Lecture “Can one be a conservative constitutional autocrat? The curious case of Xi Jinping” by Dr. Ryan Manuel, Asia Global Institute, The Hong Kong University

Discussant: Dr. Duc Quang Ly, German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

4.15-5.00 pm.              Q & A

5.00 pm.                      Concluding remarks

 

More information or for participant who plan to attend the lecture please contact events@cpg-online.de

Details

Date:
21 February
Time:
14:30 - 17:00
Cost:
Free
Website:
www.cpg-online.de

Organizer

CPG
Phone:
+66 2 613 2971
Email:
contact@cpg-online.de
Website:
www.cpg-online.de

Venue

Faculty of Law, Thammasat University
2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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Phone:
+66 2 613 2971