Xi Jinping is on a quest to reform China at home and to vault it to leading “a more just international order,” writes policy expert Kevin Rudd in this illuminating commentary. Xi is reviving Marxist-Leninist dogma and reasserting China’s authority in political doctrine, the economy and citizens’ personal liberties. Rudd advises that the United States and the West rethink their approach to a less friendly China that is determined to cast off its history as an oppressed nation and take on its role in establishing a new world order.
About the Author
Kevin Rudd, president of the Asia Society, is a former prime minister and foreign minister of Australia.