Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Speaking in Washington, D.C. on June 28th on the question "Is China's Door Closing?"

I'll be speaking at this event in D.C. on June 28. My answer to the question in the title will of course be no. Hope to see some of you at the event!
Is China's Door Closing? (https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/chinas-door-closing)

Ever since Deng Xiaoping launched his reforms in 1978, "openness" (对外开放) has been a central tenet of Chinese policy. While the actual degree of China's openness has varied from time to time and sector to sector over the past 38 years, the trend toward greater liberalization of society, institutions, and the economy has been clear.
Until recently. The passage of China’s foreign NGO law raises doubts about Xi Jinping’s commitment to further opening and reform. The law, which places foreign NGO’s under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Security, is the latest in a series of regulations meant to control “hostile foreign forces.” Surveys indicate that foreign companies are concerned about tightening business regulations in China and wonder whether they are as welcome as they were in recent decades. International journalists and publishers, too, are finding it difficult to obtain visas and to reach Chinese audiences. Is China’s door closing to foreigners? Why are conditions changing for international actors in China? How should the United States respond?

Please join us for a discussion of the future of American NGO’s, corporations, and media in Xi’s China.

Moderator: Robert Daly, Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States


- See more at: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/chinas-door-closing#sthash.caZB5PBe.dpuf

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