Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, October 23, 2017


Benjamin Haas, writing for The Guardian offers his version of what to remember from Xi Jinping's three-hour speech to the opening of the Communist Party Congress in Beijing. To read the details, go to the newspaper's web site.

Xi Jinping speech: five things you need to know
Xi Jinping opened a historic Communist party meeting in Beijing with a three hour and 23 minute speech that heralded a “new era” in Chinese politics. A mostly monotone affair, Xi became emotional at several points, and the party faithful in the audience responded with applause at the appropriate pauses.
Students watch Xi's speech

Here are the most important points and what to watch during Xi’s next five years as China’s leader:

  • Xi wants China to rise on the global stage
  • China has no interest in systems of western democracy
  • Beijing talks tough on regions eyeing independence [like Taiwan and Hong Kong]
  • Xi seeks to calm fears over the economy
  • The communist party wants a “Beautiful China”

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