29 April 2015 China Briefing: Xi Jinping’s Leadership Style & Policies

Xi Jinping’s Leadership Style and Policies

Wednesday 29 April

He has been called the most powerful Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping and the most authoritative since Mao Zedong. His ambitious reform strategy, including a sharp crackdown on corruption, has made not only domestic, but international news. The Chinese people affectionately refer to him as Xi Dada or Big Uncle Xi and Westerners are naturally curious about how he rules. There is no doubt, President Xi Jinping is one of the most influential leaders of our time; but who is the man behind the headlines and what do his policies mean for China and its international strategy?

The Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide for the first China Briefing of 2015 hosted an outstanding panel dedicated to discussing President Xi in more detail.

Professor Willy Lam
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Xi Jinping’s amassed power – and what he may use this power for (includes discussion on the anti-corruption campaign)

Dr Pradeep Taneja
The University of Melbourne
China’s foreign policy under Xi Jinping (with a focus on its Asia Pacific neighbours)

Dr Delia Lin
The University of Adelaide
The political philosophy of X I Jinping: The consistency in his inconsistency



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