Vancouver, BC - November 5, 2012 - Story: The 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, scheduled to begin on November 8, is set to usher in China’s next generation of leaders, with Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang expected to take top leadership posts. With a slowing economy and a political core rocked by recent scandals, observers will pay close attention to how China’s new leaders manage its transition. As Canada looks to advance its relationship with an increasingly important economic partner, this event will offer an important view of China’s vision for its participation on the global stage under a new leadership.
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada experts available for comment:
Wenran Jiang, Senior Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Special Advisor on Asian Market Diversification, Department of Energy, Government of Alberta (from Beijing)
Pitman Potter, Senior Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia
Yves Tiberghien, Senior Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Director of the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia (from Beijing)
Yuen Pau Woo, President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Trang Nguyen, Communications Manager, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Tel: (604) 630-1540