This House Believes that the West is not prepared for a world dominated by China

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Thu, 24/11/2011 - 19:30
Proposition

PROF HANS VAN DE VEN
Dr Hans van de Ven is a Professor of Modern Chinese History, Chairman of the Cambridge Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Management Committee member of the University’s East Asia Institute.

JASPER BECKER
Hailed as “a shrewd analyst” by the FT, Jasper Becker was the founder of ‘Asia Weekly’ and has written for UK broadsheets and reported for the BBC on Chinese affairs, as well as writing several critically acclaimed books on China.

DR KERRY BROWN
Dr Kerry Brown is a writer, lecturer and consultant on China and Asia. He is the Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House, and currently leads the Europe China Research and Advice Network.

Opposition

PROF PETER NOLAN CBE
Prof Nolan is a member of the Government’s Asia Task Force and the China Council of the World Economic Forum, and is a key figure in the integration of China into the global economy.