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Stein Ringen, expert speaker on social and public policy, to publish “The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century” in 2016

Stein RingenStein Ringen speaker - Photo by Ben Danner, an internationally renowned political scientist who explores the art of governance, will be publishing a book titled “The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century”, to be released in 2016 by Hong Kong University Press. Ringen argues that the Chinese system is like no other known in history; this book explains how this system works and where it may be moving.

“A new interpretation of the Chinese party-state.” – Professor Tony Saich

By analysing the leadership of Xi Jinping, the meaning of “socialist market economy”, corruption, the party-state apparatus, the reach of the party, the mechanisms of repression, taxation and public services, and state-society relations, the book broadens the field of China studies, as well as the fields of political economy, comparative politics, development and welfare state studies.

Drawing on Chinese and international sources, on extensive collaboration with Chinese scholars, and on the political science of state analysis, Ringen concludes that “under the new leadership of Xi Jinping, the system of government has been transformed into a new regime, radically harder and more ideological than the legacy of Deng Xiaoping, and that China is less strong economically and more dictatorial politically than the world wanted to believe.”

In collaboration with the publisher, and complementing his forthcoming book, Ringen has also launched a blog – thechinesestate.com – which covers a range of topics associated with China’s emergence on the global stage.

For more information on how to book Stein Ringen for your conference or client event, please get in touch with Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@chartwellspeakers.com or call on +44 (0) 20 7792 8000.

Victor Gao shares his reflections of Deng Xiaoping

In a recent interview for the BBC World Service’s Witness series, Victor Gao, Beijing-based geopolitical analyst, discussed the life of Deng Xiaoping, former leader of the People’s Republic of China.

Reflecting on his role as Deng Xiaoping’s translator, Victor shared his memories of the man who engineered China’s economic reform and died on 19 February, 1997.

To listen to the full episode, click here.

To find out more about Victor Gao, or to book him as a geopolitical speaker for your conference or event, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@chartwellspeakers.com or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.

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