Making China great again: Xi Jinping’s troubled nationalist revival

China’s leader points to external enemies but his biggest problems are at home.

In September, the Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang stepped on to the stage in a conference centre in Tianjin to address the attendees gathered for the World Economic Forum’s annual China meeting. The offer of reassurance to the Davos crowd may be becoming a habit: Xi Jinping did it in 2017, in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election. His message was that China will not abandon multilateralism; that China supports globalisation; that China will progressively open its economy. In...
source: New Statesman

2018-10-10 20:32
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