The challenge of Xi Jinping’s Leninist autocracy

Democracies have to recognise their failures to counter a China that sees itself as an ideological rival. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!” Thus in 1956 did Nikita Khrushchev, then first secretary of the Communist party of the Soviet Union, predict the future. Xi Jinping is far more cautious. But his claims, too, are bold. “Socialism … http://on.ft.com/2ztOuak

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