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Xi and his claim to shape the world

The setting is the same, but the party is changing.

In his opening speech to the 20th Party Congress, Xi Jinping makes it clear that China will no longer shy away and make itself smaller than it is, as the great reformer Deng Xiaoping once insisted. Deng chose Xi’s predecessors Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao himself. Xi, on the other hand, had to fight his way to the top.

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