Sydney Ideas event with Jonathan Fenby , 18 September 2014 – China’s rise has been the most important global event since the end of the Cold War and has led to forecasts that it is destined to rule the world. Following the publication of his latest book, Jonathan Fenby will argue that while the People’s Republic will be a major international player, it will be constrained from dominance by a series of domestic and foreign factors. These stem from the country’s political system, its development process, its domestic challenges—and the reality that no one power can dominate today’s multi-polar world. China will not collapse, as some commentators hold, but neither will it dominate the 21st century for the reasons Fenby sets out in this lecture.
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