Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Xi Jinping’s speech shows China’s Communist Party is still haunted by the fall of the Soviet Union

  • The release of a six-year-old speech by the Chinese president is significant for both its timing and its content
  • Xi’s warning of the long struggle ahead between socialism and capitalism is being circulated as the People’s Republic reaches its 70th anniversary – a mark the USSR never reached

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