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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 - 17:00Free
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
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