war on the rocks

China’s Communist Party Congress is Here and Uncertainty Remains

October 18, 2017

Episode Notes:

Peter Mattis chats with Jason Fritz about the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China that begins today. He describes the uncertainty of the outcomes going into the congress, including who gets promoted, who gets pushed aside, and what that means for Chinese foreign and security policy. Peter, a contributor to a number of outlets and author of Analyzing the Chinese Military: A Review Essay and Resource Guide on the People’s Liberation Army, is a fellow in the China Program at The Jamestown Foundation.