As President Xi enters a third term, what’s next for China?


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Xi begins his 11th year in office as tensions with the United States and the European Union mount.

Xi Jinping has been formally appointed as president of China for a third term.

It may be a ceremonial position, but the man who holds it is by far the most powerful person in the country after being reaffirmed as head of the Chinese Communist Party and military last year. After the lifting of the strict COVID-19 measures, he appears to have encountered little opposition at home.

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Abroad, however, relations with the United States continue to deteriorate and tensions with the European Union over Russia and Ukraine persist. So what impact will Xi’s undisputed leadership have on China and the rest of the world?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Andy Mok – senior research fellow at the Center for China and Globalization

Shirley Yu – senior fellow at the Ash Center at Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government

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Adrian Geiges – co-author of Xi Jinping: The Most Powerful Man in the World

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