“[Xi Jinping] knows that if he were to fail, he wouldn’t get a nice house in the Chinese capital. He would be jailed; he’d lose assets; his family would be disadvantaged. He could even lose his life. So, the stakes are much higher for Xi Jinping.”
The year 2022 is the “make-or-break” for the leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping. This is the year he will make his bid for a third term as the autocratic leader of China. This is also the year in which the fiercest sabotage attempts are likely to be made against him, from within the Party.
Author and U.S.-China foreign policy analyst Gordon Chang joins me in this episode of The Wide Angle. He reveals how the pressure cooker that the CCP now represents could easily erupt in ways that extend well beyond China’s shores.