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China’s ‘New Era’ under Xi Jinping: Progress or Jeopardy?

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Asia House, London Red Flags debate 9/10/2018

In October 2017, China’s 19th Party Congress adopted the ‘Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era’ – giving the Chinese leader a status unmatched except by Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.

George Magnus, author of the new book, ‘Red Flags: Why Xi’s China is in Jeopardy’, joined the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival to discuss the implications of this “new era” for China. He was in conversation with Martin Jacques, author of the global bestseller ‘When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World,’ and Dr Yu Jie, Head of China Foresight at LSE.

With very differing views on the topic at hand, the panel was moderated by Dr Linda Yueh, economist and author of ‘China’s Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower’. To kick off the discussion, she asked Magnus to talk about the title of his new book.

Listen and watch here