Xi Jinping’s diplomacy and the rise of his political authority

  title={Xi Jinping’s diplomacy and the rise of his political authority},
  author={Masafumi Iida},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies},
  pages={127 - 143}
  • Masafumi Iida
  • Published 2 July 2020
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies
ABSTRACT Xi Jinping’s political authority was not preeminent among cadres of the Communist Party of China when he assumed the General Secretary of the Central Committee in November 2012. After his inauguration, Xi advocated a slogan of “Chinese Dream” for realizing the “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” and pursued the policies for expanding the “core interests,” which appealed to growing nationalism among the party and the society, resulting in enhancing their support to Xi. China’s… 

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