Please join the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Freeman Chair in China Studies on Wednesday, June 1, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET for a virtual panel discussion about what is known, and unknown, about how much power Xi Jinping now has in China’s political system.

Speculation about Xi’s hold on power is mounting as policy failures become more evident ahead of the 20th Party Congress. This panel of experts with deep knowledge of China’s political landscape will work to dispel misconceptions and provide evidence-based analysis of likely trajectories for Xi’s political control and policy agenda in the months ahead.


Ling Li
Lecturer, Department of East Asian Studies
University of Vienna

Victor Shih
Associate Professor;
Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations
University of California San Diego

Jessica C. Teets
Associate Professor of Political Science
Middlebury College

Neil Thomas
Analyst, China and Northeast Asia
Eurasia Group

Hosted by

Jude Blanchette
Freeman Chair in China Studies
Center for Strategic and International Studies

David O. Shullman
Senior Director, Global China Hub
Atlantic Council

CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies

Global China Hub

The Global China Hub researches and devises allied solutions to the global challenges posed by China’s rise, leveraging and amplifying the Atlantic Council’s work on China across its fifteen other programs and centers.