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Who Is Xi Jinping?

This year Xi Jinping is expected to begin a historic third term as president, cementing his status as China’s strongest leader since Mao. The future of China's 1.4 billion people—and perhaps world peace—now depend to a large extent on the mind of one man. So who is President Xi, and what is his vision for China and its place in the world?

00:00 - Who is Xi Jinping?
01:56 - The “princelings”
03:08 - Purge of the CCP
05:33 - Life in Liangjiahe
09:06 - Lai Changxing
09:53 - Climbing the party ladder
10:42 - What is Xi’s vision?
11:34 - Surveillance and stability
13:16 - China’s future

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