Here at CSIS Asia House we’ve been keeping very a close eye on developments in the run up to the Chinese Communist Party’s leadership transition for the last two years. Chris Johnson, CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies, provides his key takeaways on what to look for during the Party Congress and what it portends for China’s future relations with the United States and East Asia. He sat down with Andrew Schwartz to discuss these topics in the latest Small Screen Session.
Keep an eye on cogitASIA for a series of LEADERBOARD profiles of China’s Politburo Standing Committee contenders this week. To learn more you can get Chris Johnson’s take on the Party Congress process in this primer here and his analysis of the longer term challenges to China’s domestic reform in his commentary here.
Christopher K. Johnson is a senior adviser and holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS. Prior to joining CSIS, Mr. Johnson worked as a senior China analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency.