What does China Want?


TIME: 17:00 – 18:00,17th October 2017

  The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP


Professor Kerry Brown 
Author of What does China Want?

Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of Lau China Institute.

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In the next decade China’s actions on the world stage will affect us all. A new superpower, with the largest population and GDP on the globe, there are now fears that China is becoming more assertive.

The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Professor Kerry Brown, of the world’s most recognised and respected authorities on China and author of What does China Want? By discussing Chinese Leaders, their beliefs and instincts, Brown will explore the unique way China thinks about the world and will guide us through China’s foreign policy, from its skirmishes with US Navy destroyers in the South China Sea to its arguments with Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands and its increased displays of military prowess – including recent huge investments in cyber warfare. Brown will also assess China’s extraordinary plan to create a `New Silk Road’ across Central Asia – one of the biggest infrastructure project in modern history. Throughout the evening Brown will seek to answer a simple question: What does China want?

*N.B. copies of Kerry Brown’s books What does China Want? and CEO, China will be available to buy on the day for the special price of £15 each. Please note that we accept CASH ONLY*

Kerry BrownKerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London. Professor Brown has previously held positions University of Sydney and Chatham House. From 1998 to 2005 he worked at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Beijing, and then as Head of the Indonesia, Philippine and East Timor Section.  Professor Brown directed the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) giving policy advice to the European External Action Service between 2011 and 2014. He is the author of over ten books on modern Chinese politics, history and language, including  What’s Wrong with Diplomacy: The Case of the UK and China and China’s CEO: Xi Jinping.


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