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Xi Triumphant

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President Xi Jinping has dramatically consolidated his power, emerging from the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th National Congress as China’s strongest leader since Mao Zedong. Project Syndicate contributors weigh the implications for China, Asia, and the world.

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  1. China’s Vision for the Next 30 Years
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    China’s Vision for the Next 30 Years

    Nov 14, 2017 Zhang Jun considers what the country is likely to achieve in the next 30 years – and what could stand in its way.

  2. China’s New World Order?
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    China’s New World Order?

    Nov 10, 2017 Ramesh Thakur explains how China’s leaders can succeed at positioning their country for global leadership.

  3. Mr. Trump Goes to China
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    Mr. Trump Goes to China

    Nov 6, 2017 Richard Haass says that North Korea will be the biggest issue by far when the US president meets Chinese President Xi Jinping.

  4. What Does Xi Jinping Want?
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    What Does Xi Jinping Want?

    Nov 3, 2017 Keyu Jin argues that China's president wants to create a legacy comprising three key components.

  5. Asia’s New Entente
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sam Panthaky/Getty Images

    Asia’s New Entente

    Nov 3, 2017 Brahma Chellaney is hopeful that cooperation among the Indo-Pacific region's democracies will continue to deepen.

  6. Why China’s Capital-Account Liberalization Has Stalled
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    Why China’s Capital-Account Liberalization Has Stalled

    Oct 31, 2017 Yu Yongding explains how a rapid decline in net foreign assets has forced officials to put currency convertibility on hold.

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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell

    Exactly one year ago, it was still unclear whether Europeans would be able to come together to support Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. But, following the latest announcements of stepped-up military aid, there can no longer be any doubt about Europe's willingness to furnish what Ukraine needs to win.

    explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.
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    Only the US Congress Can Stop Ukraine from Winning

    Simon Johnson explains why Russia’s best hope now lies with House Republicans’ nonsensical position on the US debt ceiling.
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    What Japanese Deterrence Would Look Like

    Bill Emmott explains what it will take to discourage aggression by North Korea, Russia, and especially China.
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    Getting to Monetary Integration in Latin America

    Camila Villard Duran explains why the vision of a regional unit of account, advanced by Brazil and Argentina, is achievable.
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.

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