11 Nov 2022

As China prepares for war, what’s Xi’s next move?

This week Chinese president Xi Jinping told his military to prepare for war in what he called an increasingly “unstable” security environment.

China just had its 20th party congress, with Xi Jinping securing an unprecedented third term in power. And amid rising tensions between China and the US, the first in-person meeting between Xi and Biden has been confirmed next week.

But with no immediate loosening of the zero-Covid policy, we ask what’s next for Xi?

In this week’s episode of the Fourcast, Yu Jie, Senior Research Fellow on China at Chatham House, tells us about the recent Communist Party Congress in China, the rule of Xi Jinping, and where next for this superpower.

Sources: MSNBC, AP

Producer: Freya Pickford


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