China
Be It Resolved: Will the 21st Century Belong to China?
June 17, 2011 | Toronto, Canada

Is China's rise unstoppable? Powered by the human capital of 1.3 billion citizens, the latest technological advances, and a comparatively efficient system of state-directed capitalism, China seems poised to become the global super power in the coming century. But the Middle Kingdom also faces a series of challenges. From energy scarcity to environmental degradation to political unrest to growing global security burdens, a host of factors could derail China's global ascent.

To encourage public debate of the geopolitical of issue of our time, the Munk Debates will table the motion: Be it resolved, the 21st century will belong to China.

DEBATERS:

Pro:
Niall Ferguson (Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School)
David Daokui Li (Director, Center for China in the World Economy, Tsinghua University)

Con:
Henry Kissinger (Former Secretary of State of the United States)
Fareed Zakaria (Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN)

Moderated by Rudyard Griffiths (Director, Munk Debates)

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