China’s Communist Party is getting ready for a leadership transition — something that happens once a decade. Starting Nov. 8, a new generation of party leaders will begin to take the helm. Who will become the new top officials, and how might the shift affect U.S.-China relations?

Xiao Qiang, adjunct professor in the UC Berkeley School of Information and founder and editor-in-chief of the China Digital Times
Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China" and a contributor to
Peter Kwong, professor of Asian-American studies and urban affairs at Hunter College, The City University of New York
Jocelyn Ford, journalist and independent documentary filmmaker

  • TimDoyle

    What is being said about China can also be said about Washington or San Francisco and Our Dear Leader Ed Lee

  • Tschapka

    Gordon Chang has been predicting the demise of China for over a decade. His “Coming Collapse” prophecy was supposed to have come true by 2006. Like any good End-Times preacher, he has refused to acknowledge his lack of clairvoyance and instead doubled down on the apocalyptic prognostications. Evidence shows he has been about as right on China as the Neocons had been on the outcome of our recent foreign adventures. Yet just like some of these Neocons, Chang continues to enjoy unchallenged expert status on Forum for whatever reason.

    Forum does an outstanding job on arts and literature subjects, as well as domestic policy issues, but when it comes to foreign policy topics, the show can really benefit from some diversity in terms of its guest choices, lest it begins to sound as blindly dogmatic as a Fox News echo chamber.

  • Supernova13

    Agree with Tschapka’s comment below

  • Supernova13

    It is very disappointing that most of the guests are on the China bashing side so the forum is not really a forum, instead it is a platform for those so the called experts to demonize China in spite of the great political and economical progress China has made in the past decode.

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