The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, in the context of the operation of the Center for China Studies, organizes a lecture on Friday 5 November 2021 at 18.00, on “Capitalism, Chinese Style Understanding State- Business Relations in China”.

Μain speaker is Dr. Xin Sun, Senior Lecturer in Chinese and East Asian Business at the Lau China Institute and King’s Business School, King’s College London.  His research interests include political economy, government – business relations and the politics of land and property in China.
The event will be introduced by Dr. Konstantinos Tsimonis, Lecturer in Chinese Sociology at King’s College Lau China Institute, London.

Since China embarked on its journey to capitalism three decades ago, private companies have never faced such a turbulent moment as they do today. From the intensive regulatory crackdown on tech giants to the Party’s call for narrowing the gap between the rich and poor, serious doubts have arisen about the direction in which state-business relations in the world’s second largest economy are heading. In this talk, Dr Sun will review the development of Chinese capitalism and state-business relations over the reform decades and discuss the political logic that has been driving the Party’s recent moves against the private sector. This analysis will also shed light on the major challenges Chinese economy will face in the second decade of Xi’s era.

The event will take place at the Historical Library of the Foundation (2nd Division 36, Piraeus).
For attending the event, electronic registration is OBLIGATORY here.
First come first served.

For entering the Historical Library, you will be asked by a Foundation’s staff member to present a your id carda valid Covid vaccination certificate or a certificate of Covid recovery.
All safety protocols for prevention of Covid-19 spreading will be followed.

The lecture will be also streamed live through the Foundation’s website, the Facebook page and Zoom platform.

For attending via Zoom

Meeting ID: 814 7993 7896
Passcode: 098766