China is deploying its soft power internationally to maximise Xi Jinping’s hard power at home and abroad. Illustration: Craig Stephens

2017, the year Chairman Xi Jinping will come into his own

Douglas H. Paal says after five years of consolidating power, the Chinese leader will emerge stronger than ever before. For this year at least, Xi Jinping will play the role of global leader, and the world will be better for it

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China is deploying its soft power internationally to maximise Xi Jinping’s hard power at home and abroad. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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