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Wed, Aug 24


CLE Lecture Hall

China and the Continuing Rise of President Xi Jinping

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Time & Location

Aug 24, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

About the Event

This  presentation will examine recent developments in China's continuing  economic growth and political and military evolution.  Attention will be  given to both the successes and challenges facing China and the manner  in which they affect the United States and its allies.  Emphasis will  focus on President Xi and his increasingly authoritarian rule.  Discussion will cover the recent expansion of China's military forces  and assess the threat they pose to Taiwan, Japan, the S. China Sea as  well as the significance of the growing alliance between Xi and Russian  President Putin.

Location:  CLE Lecture Hall

Presenter:   Clifton Pannell is professor of geography and Associate Dean Emeritus  of the Benjamin Franklin college of Arts and Sciences at the University  of Georgia.  His teaching and research focus on the economic, political  and urban geography of China and East Asia.  he has studied, worked, and  taught in Taiwan, Hong King, and mainland China.  A recent co-authored  book is:  China's Geography:  globalization and the Dynamics of  Political, Economic, and Social Change(April, 2021)

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