At a historic Communist Party Congress, Xi Jinping heralded the dawn of a “new era” of Chinese politics and power, vowing to lead the world politically, economically and militarily. He also declined to nominate a successor, allowing him the potential to remain President for life, and he enshrined his name and political ideology in the party’s constitution. Will we see China overtake America as the new global hegemon? And what does China’s rise mean for the region and the Chinese people?
Filmed at the Battle of Ideas 2017, the speakers are: Dr Jonathan Fenby, Professor Alan Hudson, Dr Chun-Yi Lee and Dr Linda Yueh. The chair is Austin Williams.