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China’s Power: Up for Debate 2021 – Debate 1 [Video]

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China’s Power: Up for Debate 2021 – Debate 1

The China Power Project invites you to attend our sixth annual conference “China’s Power: Up for Debate.” This year, the conference will be held as a series of five live online debates. The first debate will take place on November 19 and will feature two experts debating the following proposition: “The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the timeline by which China will surpass the United States to become the world’s leading economic power.”

The Covid-19 pandemic ended the longest recorded economic expansion in United States history. China suffered its own historic slowdown during the initial Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, but the impacts were less severe. As a result, some have argued that the pandemic has sped up the timeline by which China will overtake the United States to become the world’s preeminent economic power. Others have argued that Beijing’s handling of the pandemic’s economic fallout has failed to put China on solid economic footing in the long-term.

Dr. Yao Yang, Professor at the China Center for Economic Research and the National School of Development at Peking University, will argue that the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the timeline by which China will surpass the United States to become the world’s leading economic power. Mr. Gerard DiPippo, Senior Fellow in the CSIS Economics Program, will argue that the Covid-19 pandemic has not accelerated the timeline by which China’s economic power will surpass that of the United States.

Each debate will feature pre- and post-event polls. You can cast your vote for or against the proposition via text message or online. To vote by text message, text “ChinaPower” to 22333. Then, text “A” if you agree with the proposition, or “B” if you disagree with the proposition. To vote online visit pollev.com/ChinaPower. Click “Agree” if you agree with the proposition or click “Disagree” if you disagree with the proposition.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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