China

Frank Pieke talks about the many changes in China since 1989, he shows how resilient the party is and how the economy continues to grow, even though population growth is declining. And how the Chinese diplomatic and military power continues to increase. He shows, on the basis of examples, how the Chinese are free and at the same time unfree.

Frank Pieke is professor of modern Chinese studies at the University of Leiden and founder of the Oxford China Center. He is also director of the Institute of Area Studies and of the Leiden Asia Center.

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