Understanding China’s Rise Under Xi Jinping by The Honourable Kevin Rudd

I am interested in China. Bill Bishop in his Sinocism China Newsletter has just shared a speech given by The Honourable Kevin Rudd to West Point titled “Understanding China’s Rise Under Xi Jinping“.

The article is long, but if you want to gain an understand of the transformational processes happening in China under the leadership of President Xi Jinping then this speech is worth reading.

Bill Bishop writes:

I am pleased to share you with an address that the Honourable Kevin Rudd gave at West Point earlier this month. It is long but worth the read. I wish I had written as it is the clearest exposition of Xi Jinping‘s China I have so far read. Mr. Rudd, a Sinocism subscriber, graciously agreed to let me share it with all of you.

Mr. Rudd is fluent in Chinese and has several decades of experience working in and on China, including many meetings with Xi and Wang Qishan.

Mr. Rudd served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010-2012). He joined the Asia Society Policy Institute as its inaugural President in January 2015. ASPI is a “think-do tank” dedicated to using second-track diplomacy to assist governments and businesses in resolving policy challenges within Asia, and between Asia and the West. You can read more about him on his web site.

China. The Peoples Republic of China.

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