Xi Jinping Can Send China in a New Direction

With China’s new leadership selected during the 18th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, and with President Obama about to embark on a second term, the U.S. and China must consider a path forward for their sometimes bumpy but critically important relationship. Moreover, the U.S. must understand that China has to sort through a host of domestic issues as well.

Senior Fellow Cheng Li says from its slowing economy to middle-class unrest, China’s new leadership, headed by Xi Jinping, is facing enormous challenges. Reform can be slow in China, but with this new generation of realistic and pragmatic leaders, we can be optimistic.