Two years after Xi Jinping was elected President of China, the country is undergoing a profound transformation that will shape its political and economic position over the coming years.
Whether Xi will succeed or fail in pursuing his “China Dream” development plan will ultimately depend upon his ability to successfully manage the end of China’s two decades of astonishing economic growth, and to adapt the country to the so-called economic “new normal”.
Xi’s term will be key to find out whether – and to what extent – China is going to further scale-up its position in the international arena or remain stuck in the middle of a decades-long transition.
How profoundly has China changed since Xi Jinping came to power two years ago? How is the President tackling the country’s internal and external challenges? Will he be able to secure a more sustainable model of development to the country?
This report covers most of the major economic and political changes China is going through, both at the domestic and international level, also with a view to sketching out possible scenarios for the next years.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION, Paolo Magri
1. Xi's Domestic Bet: Deng or Gorbachev?, Filippo Fasulo
2. The Chinese Recipe: A Unique Model for Modernisation?, Suisheng Zhao
3. China's Economic Growth. Heading to a "New Normal", Alessia Amighini
4. The Irreversible Rise. A New Foreign Policy for a Stronger China, Gudrun Wacker
5. EU and China: Making Room for Result-oriented Dialogue, Axel Berkofsky
6. China's "New Silk Road": A Case Study in EU-China Relations, Wang Yiwei
CONCLUSIONS. Implications for the EU
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