Assessing Modern China Today

Charles Edel, writing on “Four Theories of Modern China” on 21 November 2019  at ….. with this striking opening pitch:What really drives China today—is it Xi Jinping himself, the Belt & Road Initiative, old habits of statecraft, or the regime’s authoritarian nature? Four recent books help us sort through the morass.”

Published on: November 21, 2019
Charles Edel is a senior fellow at the United States Studies Centre and previously served on the U.S. Secretary of State’s policy planning staff from 2015 to 2017. He is co-author of The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order.



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