Past Events


From December 11-12, 2012, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies hosted the inaugural Asan China Forum, titled “China in Transition” at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul, Korea.


The recently concluded 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) ushered in the fifth generation of leadership. China’s leadership transition is taking place in the midst of rapid and seemingly fundamental changes affecting East Asia as well as the world. The United States and the European Union are still struggling to emerge from major economic crises and Japan is entering into its third decade of lackluster growth. All the while China continues its rise. The resulting shift in the global balance of power is affecting every aspect of the international political economy and geopolitics. What are the policy options confronting China’s new leaders? What choices will they make? What constraints do they face? These are some of the questions that will inform the discussions, debates and analyses during the Forum


The Asan China Forum is an annual gathering of some 150 leading China experts and policy analysts from around the world. The Forum features four plenary sessions and 18 panels over two days.


Date/Time: Tuesday, December 11 to Wednesday, December 12

Venue: The Westin Chosun Hotel


To view session sketches, photos, videos, and more, click here.