June 21, 2018

Xi Jinping’s Third Revolution and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Elizabeth Economy, Senior Fellow & Director of Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Elizabeth Economy explains that the last time she went to China she wanted to know if there were any other areas where both countries could come together for a common goal. She learned that the Chinese were less interested in joining forces and more interested in the intentions of Donald Trump. China is now able to describe itself as a superpower with Ci Jinping’s Third Revolution. Economy discusses the authoritarian governance system, the control of citizens, expansion abroad, and communism in everyday society. These topics explain the Third Revolution and what the rest of the world should keep an eye out for.