Xi Jinping’s China is not inclined to sharing leadership or space with anyone else.
The 19th Party Congress’ clear line against importing Western-style democracy to China is is a sign of an ever-growing sense of rivalry with the West led by the United States
What is evident from Xi’s report is that problems of environment, health and urbanization – problems in India, too – are also seen as opportunities for China.
The 19th Party Congress’ clear line against importing Western concepts to China is the ideological foundation of a consistent and ever-growing sense of rivalry with the West represented by the US.
Xi places great stress on the CPC in the vanguard role for China. Taken together with his calls for national ‘rejuvenation’, it would appear there is a turn towards greater authoritarianism and centralisation in China.
‘Explaining the India-China Standoff at Doklam: Causes and Implications’, Aakrosh, Vol. 20, No. 77, October 2017, pp. 60-76. Extract: In mid-June 2017, India and China began a long standoff in the Doklam area of Bhutan that came to an end only in late August. The crisis originated when a Chinese road-building party moved into an …