Xi Jinping’s ambitious agenda is getting unmasked and resisted
Beijing’s assertions of power beyond China’s borders have begun to evoke responses that ought to deter it from going too far
Chinese President Xi Jinping is amassing power at home at an unprecedented pace, and at the same time, he is struggling to showcase the potency of China’s much- vaunted comprehensive national power. The more aggressive Chinese tactics become, the more complicated the strategic picture of Beijing’s ambitions will get. Xi wants the world to know that China has finally arrived, as it were, but the world increasingly seems more interested in the pathway to that arrival.