Kerry Brown on Chinese Leadership in China-West Relations

Hosted by Alan Alexandroff

As most international relations specialists would agree, the most consequential relationship now, and for the foreseeable future in the global order is that between China and the West. Yes, I do not say the U.S. Instead it is West. That does not mean that many do not see this as primarily a U.S.-China rivalry. But for others this not a retelling of the Cold war.

Among the China experts we are so very pleased to welcome to a new Vision 20 Project, the CWD (China and the West Project, is Professor Kerry Brown. His insights into China policy making and politics are well known. I was therefore pleased to welcome him to this Global Summitry podcast series to talk about China’s leadership and its policies toward the West. Come listen to Episode 28 in the series, ‘Shaking the Global Order: Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump’.

Kerry has served in both the public and the academic sectors. 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. Kerry Brown is currently Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute, Kings College London. Before that 2012-2015 Kerry was Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Kerry has written a great deal about Chinese politics and its foreign policy. Recent works include: “China’s World: What does China want?”; “China’s Dream: The culture of Chinese Communism and the secret sources of its power”; and “The world according to Xi: Everything you need to know about the new China”.

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