China Debate

  • Event Start: 1st June 2017, 8:30pm
  • Event Type:

This House Welcomes China's Impact Overseas

Speakers in Proposition:

  • Robert Rotberg  -  President Emeritus of the World Peace Foundation (1993-2010), Rotberg is a distinguished academic who created the Index of African Governance, measuring the quality of governance in the continent
  • Prof Linda Yueh  -  Fellow and lecturer in economics at St Edmund's Hall and director of China Growth Centre from 2013 to 2015, she was Chief Business Correspondent for BBC News
  • David Rothkopf  -  Visiting professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  A longtime contributor to Foreign Policy, he was CEO and editor of the FP Group from 2012-2017

Speakers in Opposition:

  • Baroness Falkner  -  Liberal Democrat life peer and Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, Baroness Falkner sits on the National Security Strategy Joint Committee and the European Union Committee
  • Pokong Chen  -  Imprisoned for democratic activism as a student in China, Chen has written several books and political columns on Chinese politics since moving to the USA


white  This event is proudly sponsored by White & Case LLP

Prior to this debate, the Emergency Debate will be held at 7.45pm on the Motion : This House Believes Western Foreign Aid Does More Harm Than Good


With many thanks to the following who have generously donated floor prizes for the Main Debate:

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