The Heat: Xi Jinping’s New Year address

The Heat

In his annual speech on New Year’s eve, Chinese President Xi Jinping praised the country’s accomplishments – a growing economy, poverty alleviation, and technological advancements.

President Xi also defended the system for running regions like Macao and Hong Kong and spoke about what’s next in 2020.

To discuss all of this:

  • John Gong is a professor of economics at the University of International Business and Economics.
  • Jonathan Broder is a senior writer for Newsweek magazine.
  • Sean Ding is the co-founder and CEO of G-Risk.
  • Einar Tangen is a political and economic affairs commentator.

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