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The time has come. The 20th Communist Party Congress, starting on October 16th, is expected to confirm Xi Jinping as Party General Secretary for a third five-year term. Such an outcome has been very likely ever since 2017, after the 19th Party Congress included Xi Jinping’s in the Party Constitution and no plausible successor emerged. A few months later, a new amendment in the Constitution granted him the role of President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for more than two mandates.
When Xi Jinping emerged as key leader of the Communist Party of China on 15th November 2012, I was sitting in a hotel lobby in central Beijing, watching the events on television while waiting for a friend to come by. The last few weeks before his final appearance at the head of a group of six others at the Great Hall of the People that day had been febrile and at times bewildering. There had been talk of coups, assassination attempts, and even Xi himself, during a two-week disappearance, being injured or worse.
As the 20th CCP Congress is about to begin, expectations are increasing over the future of China’s international engagement. A series of internal issues needs to be tackled urgently – including the unexpected wave of Covid-19 putting the government in front of a delicate trade-off between public health and economic recovery – and the world is wondering if and how these latter will impact on China’s international involvement.
As we approach the U.S. midterm elections (November 8) and China’s 20th Party Congress (October 16), U.S.-China relations are clearly headed toward a crisis. On October 7, the Biden administration announced sweeping bans on selling advanced semiconductor chips to China, a ban similar to sanctions imposed on Russia for its brutal invasion of Ukraine.
Despite the geographical distance involved, over the last five decades Latin America has become a significant area for the foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
On reforms and good governance, the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have little to worry about in the current global power cycle, which is shaping an order definitely less Western-centred, and more Eastern-oriented, if compared with the 2010s.