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Understanding China’s 20th Communist Party Congress

November 8, 2022

The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China took place recently in Beijing. The pivotal five-yearly event in China’s political calendar drew global interest.  But beyond the media headlines, what were the key outcomes of the Congress and how could these affect China’s policy directions and New Zealand’s future engagement with China?

In this podcast Jason Young, Associate Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations at the Victoria University of Wellington, discusses these issues with our Council’s Executive Director Alistair Crozier.


01.48 Why the strong interest in the 20th Congress?
03.44 What key leadership appointments could mean.
08.13 Legacy of the outgoing leadership.
10.39 China’s future economic and political directions, headwinds and opportunities.
22.13 China’s approach to COVID.
26.52 The Taiwan question.
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