Xi Jinping’s China

18:00 to 19:00
(GMT+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
Book Launch

On October 16, the Tenth Party Congress of China’s powerful Communist Party opens. Here, Xi will be crowned as China’s ruler for life. But who is Xi? And what exactly is his political project for China?

Under Xi, China has become a global superpower that challenges the role of the United States and is a country Norway increasingly feels on its toes. At the same time, Xi has centralised and monopolised power at home in a way no one has done in China since Mao. His control over the political apparatus, the judiciary, the security services and the media is almost absolute, and the country has in recent years developed rapidly in an increasingly authoritarian direction.

To understand China today, it is absolutely necessary to understand Xi Jinping. In this book, the authors use Xi’s life as a prism to understand the country’s political development over the last ten years. In what direction is China heading, and what does it mean for Chinese people in general – and the world in general?


Introduction by Kristin Ven Bruusgaard, Head of the School of Intelligence
Book bath: Karsten Friis, senior researcher and head of the Security and Defence Research Group at NUPI, interviews the authors Marte Kjær Galtung and Stig Stenslie

This event will be held in Norwegian

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