Xi Jinping is transforming China at home and abroad. Inheriting a China burdened with slowing economic growth, rampant corruption, choking pollution, and a failing social welfare system, President Xi has reversed course, rejecting the liberalizing reforms of his predecessors. At home, the Chinese leadership has reasserted the role of the state into society and enhanced Party and state control.
Beyond its borders, Beijing has recast itself as a great power, seeking to reclaim its past glory and to create a system of international norms that better serves its more ambitious geostrategic objectives.
Will China realize these domestic and foreign policy goals under Xi? How should the United States and others respond in order to protect and advance their own interests?
About the Speaker: Elizabeth Economy is the C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
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