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Is the Peaceful Rise of China Possible

Dr Liu Dong

China Central Party School, Visiting Scholar at LSE

Room S0.13, Strand Campus, King’s College London

6-8 pm Tuesday 27 March


China has created the most enduring civilization in the history of mankind. It declined in the modern era and rose again after it carried out the “reform and opening” in 1978. Peaceful development through opening up has turned out to be the only correct way that China should follow. Now it is the age of globalization and democratization. Economic interdependence between states is intensifying and international relations are getting harmonious. Thus, there is no other option for China to achieve modernization except “peaceful development”. What are the main features of this “peaceful rise” approach? What are the major challenges at home and abroad that might hamper China’s peaceful rise? Dr. Liu Dong will elaborate on these issues to explain whether the peaceful rise of China is possible or not in the age of globalization.

Speaker biography

Dr Liu Dong is now a teacher of the Central Party School, and Deputy Director of the Department of World Economy under the Institute of International Strategic Studies. He is also a research fellow of the China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy. From 1999 to 2002, he was secretary and academic assistant to the executive Vice-President of the Central Party School. From 2003 to 2008, he worked in the Bank of China in the capacity of Vice-president of BOC International Securities. From 2009, he started his teaching career at the Central Party School while holding the post of Research Fellow at the China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy. During recent years, he devoted much attention to international political economy. He has published several books and dozens of articles in these fields. Dr. Liu engages in teaching that is closely linked with relevant researches. He is now responsible for the teaching of several courses to graduate students as well as for the training of middle-ranking government officials from all over China.


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