05 December 2014
The Governance Of China, which features around 80 speeches delivered by Mr Xi Jinping, the leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the President of the country, is a hugely important book by any standards.
Published recently by the Foreign Languages Press of Beijing (2014) and translated into English, this is obviously an attempt to tell the world how the senior leadership of the country sees itself and its role as the party that will determine the future development of the country, and the role that China is likely to play in the Asian region in the coming century.
The speeches cover a wide range of topics from China’s need for rapid economic development to the risks and costs of urbanisation and modernisation; from maritime policy to the need to secure China’s land borders; from educational development to the promotion of Chinese cultural identity abroad as a tool of soft power and diplomacy.
… Farish A. Noor is an associate professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. This commentary first appeared in RSIS Commentaries.
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