Stephen M. Kellen Lecture
Xi Jinping’s Third Revolution and US–China Relations
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President Xi inherited a China burdened with slowing economic growth, rampant corruption, choking pollution, and a failing social welfare system. But in just a matter of years, he reversed the nation’s course, rejecting the liberalizing reforms of his predecessors. The Chinese leadership instead reasserted the role of the state into society and enhanced Party rule. Beyond its borders, China has recast itself as a great power, seeking to reclaim its past glory and to create a system of international norms that better serves its more ambitious geostrategic objectives. In this talk, Elizabeth Economy asks if China will be able to realize its domestic and foreign policy goals under President Xi, and how the United States and other countries should respond to protect and advance their own interests in light of China’s increasingly influential role on the world stage.