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The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce the release of Senior Fellow Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam's new book, 'The Fight for China's Future.'

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Dr. Lam's latest work comes out at a pivotal time, as recent civil rights protests in Hong Kong have revealed the deep schisms between society and government in China. As the Chinese state continues to strengthen, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s authoritarian ideology will come into conflict with the state's economic imperative to maintain growth through liberalization. Join us for a launch event featuring a conversation between Dr. Lam and Jamestown Foundation's China Brief editor, John Dotson.

The Fight for China's Future: Civil Society vs. the Chinese Communist Party

By Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam

The Fight for China’s Future throws light on the quintessence of 21st-century Chinese politics through the prism of the struggle between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and China’s vibrant intelligentsia and civil society.

This book examines Xi Jinping’s 24-hour, multi-dimensional, AI-enabled police-state apparatus and explores the CCP’s policy towards civil society. Through exclusive interviews with activists from different provinces, it analyzes the experiences and aspirations of key stakeholders in Chinese society, especially intellectuals, human rights attorneys and Christian worshippers. Providing an examination of recent global trends in relation to CCP policies, including China’s confrontation with the U.S., it also goes on to explore the possible trajectories of future change.

Featuring an assessment of Xi Jinping’s hard-authoritarian leadership and the opportunities this has given civil-society groups to promote the rule of law, media freedom and other global norms, this book will be invaluable to students of Chinese politics, society, and culture.

About the Author

Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam is a Senior Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation and a regular contributor to China Brief. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Center for China Studies, the History Department, and the Master’s Program in Global Political Economy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the author of five books on China, including Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinping (2015). His latest book, The Fight for China’s Future, was released by Routledge Publishing in July 2019.

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