Strongman rule returned to China in 2017 when Xi Jinping secured near-total political dominance. Repression remained intense while the Chinese economy performed reasonably well due to credit support. US–China relations are entering an uncertain phase. Strongman rule is likely to increase the risk of major policy mistakes and deliver few concrete achievements.
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Research Article| February 01 2018
China in 2017: Back to Strongman Rule
Asian Survey (2018) 58 (1): 21–32.
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Minxin Pei; China in 2017: Back to Strongman Rule. Asian Survey 1 February 2018; 58 (1): 21–32. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.21
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