President Xi Jinping prepares to leave at the end of the event in Beijing marking the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up. Photo: Reuters

What Xi Jinping says can help save China from ‘terrifying tidal waves’

Communist Party rule is key to weathering ‘unimaginable’ perils and dangers, according to the Chinese president. But his one-and-a-half hour speech sheds little light on future reforms, to the chagrin of those wanting economic liberalisation, and doesn’t mention US trade war or slowing economy.

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