Congressional Bootcamp: Internal Dynamics Shaping Xi’s China

Jun 27, 2022 - Jun 28, 2022 at 9:00am - 5:00pm | 101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Drawing on insights from CSIS, the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and leading experts around the country, this course will explore a variety of perspectives on the domestic forces shaping China today and tomorrow. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of China's domestic politics and how that shapes the country's foreign policy and military ambitions. This program is designed exclusively for full-time Congressional staff members and will offer professional development certificates to those who successfully complete the course. Participation in this course also includes opportunities to network with experts and fellow participants. Please see full event description here.

Course Modules

The Inner Circle: Elite Politics in China What is the nature of Xi Jinping’s political authority leading up to the 20th Party Congress?

Boom or Bust: China's Economic Agenda What are China’s domestic economic goals? What is China trying to accomplish through international trade and investment?

Going Green: Climate and Energy Goals What is the status of China’s climate goals? How is China approaching its energy needs?

Tech Savvy or Surveillance State: Innovation and Standard-setting How does China approach tech innovation, domestically, and standard-setting globally?

Democracy Delayed: Human Rights and Law What is the current status of China’s human rights movement? What space do civil society actors have? What direction is legal reform taking?

Projecting Power: Beyond China's Border How does China seek to project (hard & soft) power abroad? What concerns should we have? What pitfalls should we try to avoid?