A look at how Xi Jinping rapidly made himself the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong, and how in turn his authoritarian ways have sparked a backlash against him at home and abroad, from the Lowy Institute.
Author of the acclaimed bestseller The Party- The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers, Richard McGregor has reported from Asia for two decades. Formerly Chief of the Washington Bureau of the Financial Times, he has won numerous awards for his journalism. He has also contributed articles and reports to the BBC, the International Herald Tribune and the Far Eastern Economic Review. In 2015 he was made a Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington.