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World According to Xi: Everything You Need to Know About the New China

by Kerry Brown I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
03/2018
ISBN:
9781788313285
Format:
Pbk 128 pages
Price:
AU$19.99 NZ$21.73
Product Status: In Stock Now
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China is now the most powerful country on earth - its manufacturing underpins the world’s economy; its military is growing at the fastest rate of any nation and its leader - Xi Jinping - is now to set the pace and tone of world affairs for decades.


 


Last month Xi Jinping became part of the constitution – an honour not seen since Chairman Mao, the founder of Modern China. This means he will rule China for decades, and what he does and what he thinks will shape all our futures.


 


Here, in an accessible and readable style, China expert Kerry Brown guides us through The World According to Xi: his plans to make China the most powerful country on earth, to eradicate poverty and even solve climate change. We find out his belief system, what he really thinks about the communist China he leads, and how far he is willing to go to defend it.
Kerry Brown is the Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College London and Associate for Chinese Affairs at Chatham House. With 30 years experience of life in China, he has worked in education, business


and government, including a term as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Beijing. He writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, The Observer, The Diplomat and Foreign Affairs, as well as for many  international and Chinese media outlets. He is the bestselling author of China’s World (2017), CEO China (2016) and The New Emperors (2014).


 


From 2012 to 2015 he was Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.