#1524 An Historic, World-Shaping Election, Of Sorts (China, Xi Jinping)

Air Date: 11–8-2022

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Today, we take a look at the life and times of China's president, Xi Jinping, and his rise to be China's first non-term-limited president who also, not coincidentally, has a bit of an authoritarian streak.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: China Under Xi Jinping From Human Rights Concerns to Inter-Capitalist Competition with U.S. Part 1 - Democracy Now! - Air Date 10-25-22

Chinese President Xi Jinping has begun a historic third term. We speak with Yaqiu Wang, senior China researcher at Human Rights Watch and Johns Hopkins University professor Ho-fung Hung.

Ch. 2: Made in China Part 1 - Today, Explained - Air Date 10-14-22

Chinese President Xi Jinping is a product of Mao Zedong’s revolution. On Sunday, he'll become the most powerful Chinese leader since the Communist Party’s founder — and maybe the most powerful person in the world.

Ch. 3: What A Third Term For Xi Jinping Could Mean For China And The World - Consider This - Air Date 10-19-22

Ailsa Chang speaks with Yun Sun, director of the China Program at the Stimson Center, about the global implications of a third term for Xi Jinping and how this signals a new era for China.

Ch. 4: China Under Xi Jinping From Human Rights Concerns to Inter-Capitalist Competition with U.S. Part 2 - Democracy Now! - Air Date 10-25-22

Ch. 5: Made in China Part 2 - Today, Explained - Air Date 10-14-22

Ch. 6: Chinese President Xi tightens grip on authority amid fears of a return to one-man politics - PBS NewsHour - Air Date 10-14-22

China's Communist party sees a shake-up of leadership but President Xi Jinping is set to remain at the helm. It comes amid growing fears about what a return to one-man politics might mean for the future of the country. Special correspondent Patrick Fok.

Ch. 7: Xi Jinping - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Air Date 6-18-18

Chinese president Xi Jinping is amassing an alarming amount of political power. If only his propaganda videos made the idea of unrestricted authority seem as troubling as the concept of singing children.


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Ch. 8: Made in China Part 3 - Today, Explained - Air Date 10-14-22

Ch. 9: China Under Xi Jinping From Human Rights Concerns to Inter-Capitalist Competition with U.S. Part 3 - Democracy Now! - Air Date 10-25-22


FINAL COMMENTS

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Description: Graffiti portrait of Xi Jinping in profile on a concrete wall. His face is outlined in black on a red background. Weeds grow up from the ground under the portrait.

Credit: “Xi Jinping, painted portrait_DDC2205” by Thierry Ehrmann, Flickr | License: CC BY 2.0 | Changes: Cropped

 

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