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The Governance of China

Proceedings from an international conference on the development of Chinese political economy and the role of governance within it
The opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, March 3, 2016

Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo

The opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, March 3, 2016

On January 15–16, 2016, The New York Review of Books, in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong and Fritt Ord, held an international conference to discuss the development of Chinese political economy and the role of governance within it.

We are pleased to present the following video recordings from the conference.


Welcoming Remarks
Peter Mathieson, President and Vice Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong


Welcoming Remarks
Georg Fredrik Rieber-Mohn, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Fritt Ord


Welcoming Remarks
Robert B. Silvers, Editor, The New York Review of Books


Panel 1: The State at the Center
Chair: Robert Silvers
Andrew Nathan, Columbia University
Pan Wei, Peking University
Wang Hui, Tsinghua University


Panel 2: The State and Civil Society: Partnership or Containment?
Chair: Kellee Tsai, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
John Burns, The University of Hong Kong
Willy Wo-Lap Lam, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Jamestown Foundation
Liu Yu, Tsinghua University


Panel 3: Legal and Constitutional Reform
Chair: Michael Hor, The University of Hong Kong
Jerome Cohen, New York University School of Law
Fu Hualing, The University of Hong Kong
Wang Zhenmin, Tsinghua University


Panel 4: The Internet and Social Media: Disputed Territory?
Chair: David Bandurski, The University of Hong Kong
Yuen-Ying Chan, The University of Hong Kong
Hu Yong, Peking University
Perry Link, University of California, Riverside


Panel 5: Capitalism with a Chinese Face
Chair: Melanie Manion, The University of Hong Kong and Duke University
Pun Ngai, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Xiao Geng, The University of Hong Kong
Panelist: Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard, Copenhagen Business School


Panel 6: China and the World
Chair: Simon Head, University of Oxford and The New York Review of Books Foundation
Richard Hu, The University of Hong Kong
Li Zhaojie, Tsinghua University
Ian Johnson, The New York Review of Books Foundation


Panel 7: China and the Future of Hong Kong
Chair: Chair: Yuen-Ying Chan
Sonny Lo, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Melanie Manion

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