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Is Xi Jinping Weaker Than We Think?

The author of China’s Crony Capitalism discusses the Chinese response to COVID-19, why the Communist Party reads Alexis de Tocqueville, and why the Chinese regime is both brittle and aggressive at the same time.

Appeared in: Volume 15, Number 6 | Published on: May 6, 2020
Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College and the author, most recently, of China's Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay (Harvard, 2016). Gary J. Schmitt is a resident scholar in strategic studies at the American Enterprise Institute and a contributing editor at The American Interest.
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