On 14th March 2013, a man largely unknown in the west was given one of the most important jobs in the world. China's new president, Xi Jinping, became the leader of a rising superpower, commander of a formidable military, and the head of an economy that's crucial to people's lives around the world.
Explores how Xi has made China a more assertive presence on the world stage. For decades, Beijing followed a policy of 'hide your strength and bide your time', but since Xi's accession that has changed, creating alarm in the West over China's growing influence. As Xi faces his greatest test yet - a confrontation in Hong Kong - how will the newly resurgent China react?
S1E2 • 2019 • Economics