Does China Have a Stability Problem?

628 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 | Friday, February 27, 2009 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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At this CECC Roundtable, a panel of experts discussed a key driver of public policy in China today: the Chinese government's concern with social stability. Amid the current economic downturn, and as a number of important anniversaries approach, Chinese official concern with social stability appears to be on the rise. How significant a challenge does ensuring stability pose to China today? How concerned should the United States be about stability in China? Will the Chinese government's concern with ensuring stability affect China's implementation of international human rights standards and the rule of law?


Dr. Bama Athreya, Executive Director, International Labor Rights Forum

Mr. Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania; Director, Asia Program, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Ms. Rebecca MacKinnon, Fellow, Open Society Institute; Assistant Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong