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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
    Xi Jinping poster Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images 

    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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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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