President Xi Jinping exposed the new direction China took to the world during the 19th communist party congress. In a 3 hour and 23-minute speech, Xi presented a comprehensive plan that his country is going to follow for the next 30 years. Through this move, the president went against Chinese political morals that despise assertiveness.
The Chinese Political Theater Has Changed Under Xi’s Leadership
On Thursday, the 19th communist party congress witnessed an important clarification of today’s political scene in China. Foreign Minister Wang Yi had to explain whether the country is shifting away from former leader Deng Xiaoping’s vision. He is considered a paramount character in China’s modern history. Deng led the country out of famine and crisis and into the progress that turned it into the fastest growing economy in the world.
However, the Foreign Minister claimed that Weng’s culture that drives politics towards caution is still the foundation of today’s Chinese diplomacy. However, the Xi era molded this vision so that it can better fit modern times.
China has taken upon itself the responsibility of being the world’s second-largest economy. The government has to serve 30,000 Chinese businesses that carry out activities all over the world. Moreover, the state has to care for around 120 million Chinese citizens who travel abroad on an annual basis.
Xi Used the 19th Communist Party Congress to Announce China’s Ambition to Become Global Leader
Xi’s speech detailed his plan to make China a global power in influence, innovation, and military by 2050. Under Xi’s guidance, China consolidated its military authority by claiming territorial rights in the South China Sea.
“We will never allow anyone, any organization, or any political party, at any time or in any form, to separate any part of Chinese territory from China.”
As for the country’s influence, Xi Jinping developed the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013. This proposal is an extensive effort to build cooperation between Eurasian nations. Xi’s government redirected $82 billion towards this goal. Officials have also encouraged banks to improve this capital with additional $45 billion. Through this grand undertaking, Xi Jinping enrolled on a more influential position within the world central stage.
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