Podcast: A New Era Dawns in Xi Jinping’s China

Podcast: A New Era Dawns in Xi Jinping’s China

Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Under President Xi Jinping, China’s era of opening up and reform has drawn to an end, and a new era—one marked by the consolidation of power under Xi himself—has dawned. In his new book, End of an Era: How China’s Authoritarian Revival is Undermining Its Rise, Carl Minzner, professor of law at Fordham University, examines China’s political, educational, and religious institutions, and finds that Xi’s reforms are exacerbating existing challenges in China’s economy and society. Ultimately, he argues that the gradual unwinding of Deng-era reforms will result in an increasingly fractured society and the reemergence of the instability that characterized the pre-reform era. How will Xi’s agenda play out across the different sectors of Chinese society? What do these reforms mean for China’s future? Listen to this week’s Asia Unbound podcast to learn more.

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Elizabeth C. Economy

C. V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies