60th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

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Expert:
Dr. Avery Goldstein
David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations and Associate Director of the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:
• Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute
• Specializes in international relations, security studies and Chinese politics and is conducting research on China’s grand strategy.
• Author of numerous books and journals, including “Rising to the Challenge: China’s Grand Strategy and International Security”

Quote:
"Sixty years after its revolutionary movement won control of an impoverished, war-torn country; 30 years after it abandoned the radical socialism of its founding father, Chairman Mao; and 20 years after mass protests that many saw as a harbinger of its collapse, the Chinese Communist Party is poised to celebrate another major anniversary ruling the world's most populous country. As it does, China's growing wealth and military might are now making it a force to be reckoned with in the 21st century. Reactions to this rising power range from admiration of its achievements to fear at the possible challenges it could pose to its neighbors and the United States."