Modern China: Black or White or Shades of Gray?

From international finance to human rights controversies, from a peculiar brand of Capitalism to wider repercussion of zero-Covid policies, from “democratic centralism2 at home to global aspirations abroad: China today is never out of the news. At the same time, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, the wold’s most populous country still looks like a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

Quo vadis, China – where are you headed? What are the challenges that you are facing at this time – be it in the political, be it in the economic an social realm? Do we need to worry about your global ambitions? Why is it that many of us find it so hard to look at China in a sober, detached manner? Questions of this kind will structure a talk between Swiss diplomat, businessman and art collector Uli Sigg – and currently SQUARE Personality in Residence – on one hand HSG’s International Affairs professor Christoph Frei on the other.

Topic: Modern China: Black or White of Shades of Gray?
Date: Tuesday, september 27, 2022
Time: 18:00 - 19.30
Location: SQUARE, 11-0111/01
Organizers: MIA Lecture
Language: English
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