Xi Jinping: The Backlash is a succinct overview (~115 small pages) of Xi’s political attitude, CCP dynamics, and the relationship between China and the U.S. (plus Australia, Germany, and Singapore). Published in 2019, this little book includes very recent information plus references to Obama, Trump, and Biden that U.S. readers in particular will find intriguing. I would’ve liked to see more details on the Belt and Road, but due to the length of this book and its focus, I wasn’t necessarily expecting more on that topic. I would say CEO, China by Kerry Brown is still a better introduction to Xi since it explains similar topics in better depth for newbies. That said, this book includes some more recent examples that I found interesting, such as how Germany and Australia have reacted to China’s economic initiative.
Xi Jinping: The Backlash – A Very Brief Review
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I find this topic interesting because my son currently lives in China. We keep in close touch, talking every day. He only has Chinese friends and has immersed himself as much as he can in the culture and the language. I guess for that reason I find myself feeling sympathy for China as individuals, rather than thinking about them on a governmental level. Even with the Covid Virus. So many Chinese are suffering for it as well.
Hi, I’m Marian—sharing a fondness for classics and other books here and on my YouTube channel. I’m a Christian, designer, and avid tea drinker, and my home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest, US.
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