The rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping

A woman is reflected in a shop window as she looks at souvenir plates with portraits of former Chinese leaders Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and current President Xi Jinping

Cheng Li, senior fellow in Foreign Policy and director of the John L. Thornton China Center, talks about the rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping through the Chinese communist party leadership, which is the focus of his new book, “Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era: Reassessing Collective Leadership.”

Also in this episode, Laurence Chandy, fellow in Global Economy and Development, examines how technology and globalization affect inequality.

Finally, Harsha Singh, executive director of the Brookings India Center, discusses his career, Brookings India, and current events in India.

Show Notes:

Hong Kong’s elections: Testing democratic reform in China

The end of collective leadership in China? Not really

Are technology and globalization destined to drive up inequality?

11 Global Debates

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