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Xi Jinping’s New World Order

Can China Remake the International System?

Xi Jinping savored the moment. Speaking before China’s annual gathering of nearly 3,000 representatives to the National People’s Congress in Beijing in March 2021, the Chinese president took a post-pandemic victory lap…

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It was the result, he argued, of “self-confidence in our path, self-confidence in our theories, self-confidence in our system, self-confidence in our culture.”

And he further shared his pride that “now, when our young people go abroad, they can stand tall and feel proud—unlike us when we were young.”

For Xi, China’s success in controlling the spread of the…

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