Thursday, January 11, 2018

China in 2018: What to Expect

Tuan N. Pham,

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At the 19th National Congress of the CCP, held October 18-24, Xi [JB - China's president Xi Jinping] opened the assembly with a speech emphatically reaffirming a strategic roadmap for national rejuvenation and officially heralding a new era in Chinese national development. Beijing seems poised to expand its global power and influence through the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), expansive build-up and modernization of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), assertive foreign policy, and forceful public diplomacy. ...

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