Following elections in Europe, another major political event with global implication is about to take place: the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Delegates are set to vote for a new leadership panel, charting the country’s future political course. What are the challenges China will be facing in the years ahead? This question was subject of the event "Engaging with China" in Berlin.
Young women in China are under enormous social pressure, and economic inequality between the genders is increasing as well: While women earned an average of 80 percent of their male colleagues’ annual salary in 1990, the ratio had fallen to 60 percent by 2010. So what is the current status when it comes to the role of women in China? A panel discussion in Berlin provided insight.
It started with an orgy of violence – 50 years ago Mao Zedong initiated the "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution". The effects can still be seen in today’s politics. At the event series "Engaging with China" authors and scientists discussed how the revolution is interpreted and remembered today in China.