- By Isaac Stone Fish
Isaac Stone Fish is associate editor at Foreign Policy. Previously a Beijing correspondent for Newsweek, he wrote stories on such subjects as the Dalai Lama’s effect on international trade, China’s love affair with rogue states, and crystal meth in North Korea. His articles have also appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Economist, and the Los Angeles Times.
Xi Jinping, the man slated to rule China for the next decade, is a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in a bear-size navy blue suit. For the inaugural episode of Foreign Policy‘s collaboration with Bloggingheads.tv, I interviewed Cheng Li, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and an expert on elite politics in China. Cheng (who wrote a recent piece on FP about China’s leadership transition) and I discuss how the United States and China could avoid conflict over "currency manipulation," the Communist Party’s attempts to humanize its leaders, and his best guess on whether or not Xi Jinping will make any fundamental changes in China.
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