Dr Willy Lam spoke recently at an institutional investor conference on Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinping. The presentation was followed up by insightful questions from the audience on the impact of Xi’s policies on China’s economy.
Dr. Lam discussed President Xi Jinping’s ideology, world-view and statecraft. He focused on the economic and foreign-policy implications of the Fifth-Generation leader’s nationalistic approach to fulfilling the “Chinese dream” of attaining a strong economy and a powerful military by 2050. He also analysed major initiatives such as Xi’s anti-corruption campaign, his blueprint for economic reform, and Beijing’s ambitious “One Belt, One Road” infrastructure-based diplomacy.
Dr Willy Lam
With more than 30 years of experience in writing and researching about China, Willy Wo-Lap LAM is a recognized authority on areas including the Chinese Communist Party, public administration, foreign policy, the People’s Liberation Army, as well as the country’s economic and political reform. Dr Lam has worked in senior editorial positions in international media including Asiaweek newsmagazine, South China Morning Post, and the Asia-Pacific Headquarters of CNN.
Since early 2005, Dr Lam has been a Professor of China Studies at Akita International University, Japan (www.aiu.ac.jp). He is also an Adjunct Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong (History Department & Master of Global Political Economy Program); and a Senior Fellow at Jamestown Foundation (www.jamestown.org), a leading foreign-policy think tank in Washington D.C.
Willy’s views on China are frequently sought by global media including CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, ABC, Bloomberg, Voice of America, and other major publications and electronic media. He has been awarded visiting fellowships by institutions including Columbia University, Washington University at St. Louis (U.S.), Nottingham University (Britain), and Murdoch University (Australia.)