“Prosperity” has been a significant theme in several of President Xi Jinping’s major speeches over the past year, both at home and abroad. But what does he mean by prosperity? And what challenges does this nebulous concept create? Domestically, Xi’s promise to transform China into a “moderately prosperous society” by 2020 has been well-received. But does it have global resonance?
On 16 April at the Lowy Institute, Sydney, Australian National University’s Dr Jane Golley and Linda Jaivin discussed these questions with Dr Merriden Varrall, Director of the Lowy Institute’s East Asia Program.