Until the late 2010s, there was a widespread view that China's rapid growth and even its political and economic model would make China the number-one power in the world by 2030. But President Xi Jinping has pulled back from the reforms of Deng Xiaoping and China is facing growing problems: slowing growth; ballooning debt; endemic corruption; mass dissent; demographic decline and institutional sclerosis.
Dr Paul Monk's Thunder from the Silent Zone: Rethinking China (Echo Books, May 2023), when originally published in 2005, argued that such developments might well occur. The new edition is complete with an updated preface, analysing the trajectory of China's foreign policy under Xi Jinping.
AIIA Victoria invites you to join author and former intelligence analyst Dr Paul Monk as he discusses the new edition of his book. Copies will be available for sale and for signing.
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