China Picks Better Leaders Than the West

Tuesday 29 October 2013, 1.15pm |

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With the once-in-a-decade change of power in Beijing, a U.S. election on the horizon and political and economic systems in turmoil elsewhere, the debate urgently explores the issues around global leadership today.

Closer to home, the 15th year after the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty has witnessed hundreds of thousands take to the streets in protest. Are mainland China and its systems to be embraced? Or feared?

Speakers for the motion: Daniel A. Bell, Daniel Fung
Speakers against the motion: Kenneth Lieberthal, Ronny Tong Ka-wah
Chair: Louisa Lim