Conference "XXe Congrès du PCC : Xi Jinping, un pouvoir sans limite?", November 16 at 6:30 p.m.

16 November 2022
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To analyze the results of the XXth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, assess Xi Jinping's power and the ensuing challenges for China, Inalco, the Institut français de recherche sur l'Asie de l'Est (IFRAE) and Asialyst invite you to a conference on Wednesday November 16 at 6:30pm at the Inalco auditorium, 65 rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris. The debate will also be broadcast live on YouTube Live.
Xi Jinping President of the People's Republic of China speak's at a United Nations Office at Geneva. 18 january 2017. UN Photo
Xi Jinping President of the People's Republic of China speak's at a United Nations Office at Geneva. 18 january 2017. UN Photo © Jean-Marc Ferré‎
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Wednesday, November 16, 6:30 pm
Auditorium de l'Inalco
65, rue des Grands Moulins
75013 Paris

Registration required here to participate in face-to-face or distance learning at the conference.

The XXth Communist Party Congress ended this Sunday with Xi Jinping's reappointment as the country's leader. By winning a 3rd term as General Secretary of the Communist Party, a first since Mao Zedong, the Chinese leader defies all the unspoken rules put in place in the 1980s to frame the power of leaders. Having ousted his rivals, backed by a gigantic anti-corruption campaign, and silenced rival factions, he seems to reign supreme over the country. The outcome of the Congress is a sign of this: the new Standing Committee of the Party Politburo no longer includes any member likely to bring contradiction to China's number one.

The four new members of the Party's supreme body are all close to Xi Jinping. The most emblematic of them, Li Qiang, who previously headed the Party in Shanghai, will become the new Premier. However, he had been widely criticized for confining Shanghai in the spring.

This conference will analyze this new Party leadership, but also the consequences of Xi Jinping's new coronation for a country facing numerous challenges: a suffocating "zero Covid" strategy, a faltering economy and ever-increasing tensions in the Taiwan Strait.


  • Chloé Froissart, professor of political science at Inalco and specialist in state-society relations in China and the evolution of the Chinese regime.
  • Jérôme Doyon, doctoral student at CERI/SciencesPo. Editor-in-chief of China Analysis.
  • Alex Payette, specialist in Chinese political life, CEO of Groupe Cercius, a strategic intelligence and geopolitical consultancy.
  • Jean-Pierre Cabestan, director of research at CNRS, attached to the Institut de recherche français sur l'Asie de l'Est (IFRAE) at Inalco.

Moderator :

  • Baptiste Fallevoz, journalist at Asialyst and France 24. Former correspondent in China.

Co-organizers: Inalco and, the news and analysis website on all of Asia