The Heat: China looks ahead to 2018

The Heat

Xi Jinping

In a New Year’s address, Chinese President Xi Jinping lauded the country’s accomplishments in 2017 and gave a road map for China’s priorities in 2018.

2017 has been a big year for China – from President Xi’s travels to Davos to hosting the first Belt and Road Initiative Forum to the 19th CPC Meeting. China is taking the lead across the world and at home. So what’s the outlook for the country this year?

To discuss President Xi’s speech and the future of China in 2018:

  • Victor Gao, a Chinese international relations expert
  • Dan Wang, a China analyst with The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Martin Jacques, author of “When China Rules the World” and a senior fellow in politics and international studies at Cambridge University
  • Jacques deLisle, a professor and director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

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