Global Journalist: China's New Challenges

Feb 4, 2016

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For more than two decades, China has moved from strength to strength. Its economic miracle has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and dramatically increased the nation's global influence.

But recently China's growth has hit a major speed bump, weakening the Communist Party's major rationale for one-party rule . Meanwhile China faces new challenges in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the South China Sea. 

On this week's Global Journalist, a look at the leadership of President Xi Jinping and how China's greater place in the world has led to greater domestic and international challenges.


Joining us on the program:

  • Qinduo Xu, a political analyst for state-run China Radio International and a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne.
  • Isaac Stone Fish, a former China correspondent who is now Asia editor at Foreign Policy magazine
  • Julia Strauss, a professor of Chinese politics at the University of London