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What Are Xi Jinping’s Global Ambitions for China?


Published January 17, 2023

Xi Jinping’s global ambitions are to transform the world order by redrawing the geographic boundaries of China and replacing the United States as the dominant power in the Asia Pacific. Xi is attempting to expand China’s influence in the world by training countries how to control their population in the style China has. Furthermore, Xi is leveraging his nation’s power and economic influence to persuade poorer nations to work with China in exchange for beneficial deals.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Can America and China ever be friends, and what would it require?
  2. Are American values better than China’s? Why or why not?

Additional Resources:

  • Read “Xi Jinping’s New World Order,” by Elizabeth Economy via Foreign Affairs. Available here.
  • Watch “America’s New Great-Power Competition with China,” with Elizabeth Economy on PolicyEd. Available here.
  • Watch “Embracing Strategic Empathy,” with H. R. McMaster on PolicyEd. Available here.