Inside Story

How has Xi Jinping’s leadership shaped China?

In an unprecedented move, the Communist Party is set to extend the Chinese president’s tenure for a third term as leader.

He has been the most powerful communist leader in China since Mao Zedong.

Now, the Communist Party Congress — held every five years — is set to extend President Xi Jinping’s leadership for a historic third term.

The new leadership lineup is expected to be revealed in a week. But what does it all mean for China’s future, both at home and abroad?

Presenter: Emily Angwin


Victor Gao – vice president at the Center for China and Globalisation

Andrew Leung – international and independent China strategist

Stephen Vines – author of Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World’s Largest Dictatorship