President Xi Jinping arrives for the closing press conference of the G20 summit in Hangzhou. When Xi came to power in 2012, it was thought, with no evidence whatsoever, that the time had come for a new leadership of reform. Photo: EPA

How the West got China wrong

Stein Ringen says rather than see the superpower through the distorting lens of liberal standards, Western leaders should understand the dictatorship on its own terms and realise that their models cannot be applied to the nation’s unique system

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President Xi Jinping arrives for the closing press conference of the G20 summit in Hangzhou. When Xi came to power in 2012, it was thought, with no evidence whatsoever, that the time had come for a new leadership of reform. Photo: EPA
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