Xi Jinping is the “core” of China’s leadership. Xi Jinping Thought is the political foundation of the Chinese Communist Party and constitutes the governing principles of the Chinese government. Xi Jinping’s leadership and Thought are not to be questioned or challenged in any way by the Chinese people. It is only to be studied and elaborated in accordance with the Central Party School’s instructions.
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses President Trump's tough stance on China and Iran. Chen also discusses President Trump's suggestion that it might be better to wait until after the 2020 election for a trade deal with China.
One of the most remarkable things about China is how poorly understood it is, even by experts. By way of example, you probably think China has a president named Xi Jinping (習近平). Most people do. But actually, China doesn’t have a president. That title doesn’t exist in any official Chinese language documents or news reports.
Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash discusses 1989, and looks at the major events of that year, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Tiananmen Square protests, and the breakup of Yugoslavia.