This is an in-person event
September 29th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Chairman Xi Jinping has amassed more power than any Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. He is widely expected to win an unprecedented third term in power during this fall’s party congress in Beijing after scrapping traditional term limits. Under Xi’s confident populism, China has become emboldened on the world stage as it pursues its strategic objectives. But what are those objectives? Does China seek global hegemony to remake the world in China’s image? Will the United States and China inevitably clash as China’s ambition grows?
Join the World Affairs Council and Ian Easton as we discuss China’s rise as a regional and global power and what it means for the United States and the rest of the world.
Ian Easton is a senior director at the Project 2049 Institute and the author of The Final Struggle: Inside China's Global Strategy. He previously was a visiting fellow at the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA) in Tokyo, a China analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA Corporation), and a researcher for the Asia bureau Of Defense News. His writings have been featured in the New York Times, Economist, Foreign Policy, and many other media outlets in the United States and Asia. Ian has testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and given lectures at the U.S. Naval War College, Japan National Defense Academy, and Taiwan National Defense University.