7.45pm: Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
Martin Jacques‘ When China Rules the World is a bold and controversial account of China’s rise to prominence, and has sold a quarter of a million copies. He discusses the future of China and the ramifications for the rest of the world with David Miliband, the UK’s Foreign Secretary from 2007 – 2010.
Jacques argues that China’s impact on the world stage will be as much political and cultural as economic and will transform the world as we know it. But is he right? Is China’s rate of growth sustainable and what might be the consequences of an economic downturn? Join the debate and have your say.