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The Rise of an Illiberal China in a Liberal World Order
Officers and soldiers of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps attend a pep rally for the anti-terrorism and maintaining stability at Shuanghe in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
(Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

The Rise of an Illiberal China in a Liberal World Order

Hudson Institute will host a discussion on China’s increasingly illiberal propensities and how they are increasingly challenging the liberal values of the West. Panelists will include Hudson Institute’s Patrick Cronin, Harvard University’s Philippe Le Corre, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Evan Feigenbaum, and the Brookings Institution’s Tarun Chhabra. The conversation will be moderated by Hudson Senior Fellow Liselotte Odgaard.

China has been diligently working to redefine its global image as a model for many liberal institutions, despite evidence to the contrary. They claim to be a proponent of anticorruption, a champion of free trade, and dedicated to international development and humanitarian aid. At the same time, under the leadership of Xi Xinping, the country has sought to reverse many of the political, social, and economic developments that emerged from 30 years of liberal reform. How will China’s illiberal reversions influence the future world order and how can the West ensure the dominance of liberal values?

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Tarun Chhabra

Fellow, Foreign Policy, Project on International Order and Strategy, Brookings Institution

Philippe Le Corre

Senior Fellow, Kennedy School, Harvard University

Patrick M. Cronin

Asia-Pacific Security Chair, Hudson Institute

Evan Feigenbaum

Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Liselotte Odgaard Moderator

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

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