Podcast: Xi Jinping's Third Revolution

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Episode Guests
  • Elizabeth C. Economy
    Senior Fellow for China Studies
  • Alyssa Ayres
    Adjunct Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia

Show Notes

First came Mao, then came Deng, now Chinese President Xi Jinping has ushered in the Third Revolution, introducing sweeping reforms throughout the government, economy, and society. Unlike past leaders, Xi has adopted a more ambitious foreign policy, becoming more active in international organizations and expanding Chinese influence through projects such as the Belt and Road Initiative. However, Xi has simultaneously rolled back China’s liberal reforms, imposing stricter regulations on the internet, NGOs, and other aspects of society. In her recent book, The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State, Dr. Elizabeth Economy analyzes China’s political and economic reforms of the last five years under the leadership of Xi Jinping and what it means for the rest of the world. Listen to this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, hosted by Alyssa Ayres, to hear more about China’s trajectory under Xi and how the United States can navigate its relationship with this vast nation in coming years.

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