March 24, 2014

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Irvine Auditorium
Amado Recital Hall
  • Jacques deLisle

    Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, Center for East Asian Studies
  • Avery Goldstein

    David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations in the Department of Political Science
  • Neysun Mahboubi

    Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Contemporary China
  • Marshall Meyer

    Tsai Wan-Tsai Professor of Management and Sociology, Wharton
  • Yuhua Wang

    Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • John Yasuda

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary China

Is Xi Jinping Changing China's Course? Reforms Under the New Leadership in Beijing

Knowledge by the Slice

Third on Forbes’s 2013 list of the world’s most powerful people, Xi Jinping is the paramount political and military leader of China. He has presented himself as a new kind of ruler, initiating economic reforms and a broad anti-corruption drive. “Xi came to power with a reformist agenda: to make the Communist Party far better at leading the nation,” says Russell Leigh Moses, dean of academics and faculty at The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, in The Wall Street Journal. “That doesn’t mean loosening the restraints of one-party rule or granting political options to the masses.”

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