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Seeking Immortality: The Era of Xi Jinping

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Asia Pacific, China, Featured | 0 comments

This year’s Party Congress began with a monumental three and a half hour speech by Chinese President and CCP General Secretary Mr. Xi Jinping. Indeed, Xi was the primary focus of this year’s Party Congress, as the gathering provided both an opportunity for him to cement his influence through political appointments as well as review his presidential legacy from 2012 to 2017. His comprehensive speech outlined both domestic and foreign policies that will shape his administration for the next five years – focusing on topics as wide ranging as global engagement, domestic political economy, the environment and the overarching vision of China’s place as a definitive global power in the international system. Below is a selection of some of the most important elements in his report: