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Will Xi Jinping’s Global Ambitions for China Succeed?


Published January 17, 2023

Xi Jinping’s global ambitions for China have been slowed because of how he handled the pandemic with the zero-COVID policy. In the long term, he must fix the Chinese economy’s slowdown as well as its real estate crisis and withstand a global backlash against his excesses. 

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.