Please join us for an expert panel discussion on elite Chinese politics in the run up to the 19th Party Congress. It appears as if Chinese politics have changed dramatically since the 18th Party Congress in late 2012, highlighted by Xi Jinping being identified as “the core leader.” Yet big questions remain: How much has Xi consolidated power, and how much opposition will he face in the run up the 19th Party Congress? What will be the fate of other senior officials? Will there be any changes in the Party’s governing institutions? And What are the likely implications for Chinese economic and foreign policies? These and other questions will be probed as part of the discussion.