RAND Expert to Speak on the Consolidation of Power and Threats Within the Chinese Communist Party

Who

Timothy Heath, senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, will speak before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, presenting the Consolidation of Political Power in China Under Xi Jinping: Implications for the PLA and Domestic Security Forces.

What

Heath will discuss:

  • how the concentration of political power in China under Xi Jinping affects its military and domestic security forces
  • what this concentration of political power has meant for the People's Liberation Army (PLA)
  • how this Chinese Communist Party has dramatically expanded at the expense of the government and other organizations
  • how the centralization of authority in the security forces carries some important considerations for U.S. defense planners and officials.

When

9:30 a.m., ET, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

Where

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106, Washington, D.C.

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