The aura of a progressive, transformative leader that was associated with Xi Jinping when he assumed power, turned out to be elusive. What challenges on the domestic political scene has been the current Chinese leadership facing? What stands behind China’s contradictory foreign policy behavior?
Ivana Karásková in her briefing paper provides an overview of major initiatives undertaken by the present leadership and offers an insight into contemporary Chinese political thought.
The text was prepared in the framework of the project “European Lunches: Raising Czech Media Awareness on Topical European Agenda” for the meeting with Kevin O’Brien from the University of California, Berkeley.