Mao, Deng, and now Xi. At the Communist Party Congress last October, Xi Jinping’s name was written into the Chinese Constitution, signaling his—and his ideology’s—centrality to the country’s national identity. As he embarks upon his second term, the country is expected to favor Xi’s approach to greater state and Party control over wide areas of domestic policy. At the same time, Xi’s China has been seizing opportunities to reshape global leadership as the United States turns more inward-looking. How can the country reconcile its curtailing of domestic liberalization with the vision of openness and cooperation it projects internationally? How will Xi shape the Chinese state in the coming years, and what changes to the Party’s structure might be around the corner?
Elizabeth Economy’s new book The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State will be available for sale and signing from the Book Cellar following the program.