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‘Xi Jinping wants to change China and with it the world. We ignore him at our own peril,’ according to historian Steve Tsang. Together with Steve Tsang, we discuss the origins and shortcomings of Xi Jinpings political beliefs. What does the Chinese leader believe? What is truly meant by the Chinese Dream?

LeidenAsiaCentre and De Balie in Amsterdam have invited Steve Tsang from London to talk about his recently published book ‘The political thought of Xi Jinping’. During this evening we will discuss how Xi’s political ideology and his leadership are transforming China and will influence the world for the coming decades. Sinologist and newly appointed NOS China-correspondent Laura van Megen will provide comments during the second half of the evening.
Steve Tsang
Steve Tsang is a political scientist and historian. He is director of the SOAS China Institute at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and is a frequent commentator on the BBC, Sky News and Channel 4. Originally from Hong Kong, Tsang is an expert on the politics, international relations, security and modern history of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong and wrote several books on these topics.



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