Xi China

The Hu years - he held the presidency between 2003 and 2013 - were seen as a time of opening up to the outside world and increased tolerance of new ideas.

The current government has encouraged an explosion in nationalist sentiment, showing little concern for what anyone else thinks about its handling of anything.

The old model has been symbolically removed.

A party congress effectively removed Premier Li Keqiang from senior leadership. Li, the nation’s No. 2 official, is a proponent of market-oriented reforms, which are in contrast to Xi’s moves to expand state control over the economy.

No more market-oriented economy?



Look like Chinese have faith in Xi China.

Biden has faith in Xi China too

Biden and Xi both said in their opening remarks that they were looking for ways to coexist despite their disagreements.


The State Department said that Secretary of State Antony Blinken will also visit China in person sometime early next year to follow up on the Xi-Biden meeting.

Normal practice. Details :slight_smile: need to be sorted out.

On Taiwan, despite intense media speculation over Beijing’s intention, Biden said he did “not think there’s any imminent attempt on the part of China to invade Taiwan.”

Win win win for everybody.

Last year, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi put out three core demands — “bottom lines” — that China wanted the U.S. to agree to in order for relations to improve: to not get in the way in the country’s development, to respect China’s claims over places like Taiwan and to respect Beijing’s Communist Party rule.

Reasonable demand. Respect other’s sovereign.

From Beijing’s perspective, the U.S. has since done the opposite on all counts.


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Hu JinTao camp strikes back.

@manch would be sad.