Howard Balloch, XI Jinping as Helmsman: Course Changes for China, January 22, 2015, poster.
Not since Mao Zedong has a Chinese leader amassed as much personal power as Xi Jinping, and not since Deng Xiaoping has a leader moved as definitively to shift China’s course in ways that will, over time, fundamentally transform the world’s new centre of gravity. In the first two years of his mandate, Xi Jinping has begun to make course corrections that have the potential to lead to the emergence of a China quite different from the country we know today. Having been an observer of China since his Master’s thesis in the early 1970s, Canada’s longest serving Ambassador, and a Beijing-based businessman since 2001, Howard Balloch has a unique perspective on the evolution of modern China. He will discuss both the structural changes now underway and explain his optimism about a sustained and robust economic growth.
Article by Howard Balloch on China in the 21st Century
Youtube video on Business in China
Semi-Nomadic Anecdotes by Howard Balloch (Amazon)