The audacity of Xi Jinping – The Centre for Independent Studies

The audacity of Xi Jinping

Transfixed by Donald Trump, people in Western countries have turned with relief to the solidity they see in Xi Jinping. Few, however, have followed in any detail the enormous transformation Xi has wrought in China, turning first party then state and increasingly the broader population, into followers of the emerging new personality cult.

Xi is now seeking to entrench his legitimacy as unchallengeable ruler for the next decade or more, by leading the People’s Republic into international leadership, with its governance becoming a global model.

To get an in-depth analysis of China’s Communist leader, please join one of Australia’s leading China watchers Rowan Callick in conversation with Tom Switzer at The Centre for Independent Studies from 6 pm on Thursday, May 17.

Rowan Callick is a former China correspondent for The Australian (2006-09) and the Australian Financial Review (1996-2000) and Asia-Pacific editor for both newspapers. He is author, most recently of Party Time: Who Runs China and How (Black Inc.)

This event is free of charge. However, registration is essential. Canapes and drinks will be provided. Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney.



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