Former Post editor Jonathan Fenby in Hong Kong. He recalled its last colonial governor, Chris Patten, asking him, ‘How can you possibly understand China?’. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Jonathan Fenby on why China will not rule the world in 21st century, the subject of his new book

The author, a former editor of the Post, tells Hong Kong literary festival audience the potential for ‘emperor’ Xi Jinping to stumble, party’s refusal to liberalise, adverse demographics and pollution will stop nation dominating

Topic |   China leadership

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Former Post editor Jonathan Fenby in Hong Kong. He recalled its last colonial governor, Chris Patten, asking him, ‘How can you possibly understand China?’. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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