For our September 13 meeting, we’ll be talking about Will China Dominate the 21st Century? Many people say the answer is beyond doubt. Author Jonathan Fenby—a journalist and historian who has spent 30 years covering China—is not so sure. He argues that the political, social and economic reforms needed to maximise China’s wealth and international influence would directly threaten the Communist Party’s hold on domestic power. As a result, they are unlikely to occur. China expert Jonathan Mirsky comments: “The Party will … hate his eloquent and merciless dissection of its entire record and performance. But readers new to China should start right here.”
When: Second Sunday of every month, 2 p.m.
Where: Library, 3rd floor
How much: FREE
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