Meet the New Mao

Meet the New Mao

It may be time to concede that China’s leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, is not the moderate that many have assumed.

For the United States, while Biden’s brand of goodwill is appropriate at the diplomatic level, foreign-policy planners need to consider the growing possibility of a more confrontational foreign policy under Xi Jinping.

Bruce Gilley is an assistant professor of political science at Portland State University’s Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and the author of The Right to Rule: How States Win and Lose Legitimacy.