Heine Comments on 20th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

In an interview with Radio France International (RFI), Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, discussed the 20th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

In his comments, Heine elaborates on the significance of the CCP meeting, on President Xi Jinping’s bid for an unprecedented third term, as well as the strengthening of China’s Navy and Air Force in recent years. In a country that had traditionally relied above all on its Army for its national defense, China’s expansion to have the largest Navy today in terms of the number of ships is significant.

The full interview can be read (in Spanish) on RFI’s website.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007) and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more about Ambassador Heine on his faculty profile.