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

March 24, 2014

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.”