19 JAN – Richard McGregor on China’s Historic 20th Communist Party Congress

Thursday, January 19, 2023

A seminar hosted by the Australian Embassy, Thailand

At China’s 20th Communist Party Congress in October 2022, Xi Jinping cemented a historic third five-year term and displayed a level of control over the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) not seen for decades. Richard McGregor will explain how Xi controls the party and what it means for China’s economic and foreign policy.

Please join us at the Australian Embassy, Thailand, for the seminar followed by networking with drinks and canapes.

Date: Thursday 19 January

Venue: Australian Embassy, 181 Soi Arun McKinnon, Wireless Rd, Lumphini, Bangkok

• 3.30pm – Arrival and seating
• 4.00pm – Welcome remarks by the Australian Ambassador, Dr Angela Macdonald PSM
• 4.10pm – Seminar by Mr Richard McGregor on the outcomes of the 20th Party Congress
• 4.50pm – Q&A
• 5.10pm – Networking (canapes and drinks)
• 6.00pm – Close

The seminar will be conducted in English.

Guests are required to present ID upon arrival at the Embassy. Parking will not be available on Embassy grounds. Lumphini MRT is located nearby. Vehicle (drop-off only) and pedestrian access is available from Wireless Road through the One Bangkok site.

Please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AusEmbSeminar
RSVP using the above link before Monday 16 January at 5pm

Richard McGregor is Senior Fellow for East Asia at the Lowy Institute, Australia’s premier foreign policy think tank, based in Sydney. Richard is a former Beijing and Washington bureau chief for the Financial Times and the author of numerous books on East Asia.

His areas of expertise include China’s political system and the Chinese Communist Party; China’s foreign relations, with an emphasis on ties with Japan, the two Koreas, and Southeast Asia; and Australia’s relations with Asia

His most recent book, Xi Jinping: The Backlash, was published by Penguin Australia as a Lowy Institute Paper in August 2019. His book, The Party (Penguin Books, 2010), on the inner workings of the Chinese Communist Party was translated into seven languages and chosen by the Asia Society and Mainichi Shimbun in Japan as their book of the year.