Xi Jinping

China’s Confidence

In the complex theatre of global politics, Xi Jinping’s China stands as a self-assured protagonist, asserting its vision of a multipolar world with a conviction that borders on swagger.

Surface calm

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ summit next month in San Francisco will be watched closely by many. American President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the summit at a time of extreme volatility in the international system.

Chinese Purges

Beijing claims to have swept up to two million ‘tigers and flies‘ (suggesting the various levels of officialdom) in its anti-corruption drive, but that is clearly not enough. Given that many of these crucial appointments were at the behest of Xi Jinping himself, they reflect rather shoddily on his ability to judge character. This perhaps explains the discomfort in making a public case out of individual dereliction, as the taint sticks on Xi, too

Outreach to Seoul

A glimmer of hope in global diplomacy emerges as Chinese President Xi Jinping considers visiting South Korea for a summit.…