Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech is shown on a screen in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on July 1, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party. Modernity with Chinese characteristics has something old, something new, and something borrowed. Photo: TNS Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech is shown on a screen in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on July 1, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party. Modernity with Chinese characteristics has something old, something new, and something borrowed. Photo: TNS
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech is shown on a screen in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on July 1, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party. Modernity with Chinese characteristics has something old, something new, and something borrowed. Photo: TNS
Edward Tse
Opinion

Opinion

Edward Tse

What the West needs to know about where modern China is headed

  • President Xi Jinping has emphasised the importance of ‘learning from history to create a bright future’. This epitomises how China is searching for its own brand of modernity, while keeping the ‘whole-of-nation approach’

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech is shown on a screen in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on July 1, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party. Modernity with Chinese characteristics has something old, something new, and something borrowed. Photo: TNS Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech is shown on a screen in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on July 1, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party. Modernity with Chinese characteristics has something old, something new, and something borrowed. Photo: TNS
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech is shown on a screen in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on July 1, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party. Modernity with Chinese characteristics has something old, something new, and something borrowed. Photo: TNS
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