Xi Jinping: China’s president and his quest for world power
Mpho Malgas -
1 month ago
China’s President Xi Jinping is a force to be reckoned with. As leader of the Communist colossus, he commands the world’s attention, but who is China’s strongman and what is his agenda?<br><br>Born into the privileged life of a princeling, banished to poverty in the countryside during a political purge, his early life formed and framed his views on power and control.<br><br>His rise up the political ladder was propelled by party connections and an advantageous celebrity marriage. As he rose through the party ranks, he carefully crafted his image. <br><br>Today it’s a full-blown cult of personality featuring compulsory lessons in “Xi Jinping Thought”.