Heine Comments on Xi Jinping Securing Third Term as CCP Leader

Chinese President Xi Jinping sits at a desk in front of Chinese flag.

In interviews with DIRECTVLA and NTN24, Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, discusses the closing session of the 20th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its implications for China and the world. 

In his remarks, Heine elaborates on the significance of President Xi Jinping’s unprecedented third term and how it reflects the much more personalized leadership he has brought to the Chinese presidency, as opposed to the more collective leadership of his predecessors Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao. “We are living in what will be the century of Asia. There is a change in wealth, that is why Latin America has to deal with that part of the world…China has realized that the world’s dependence on the dollar is a weakness.”

Heine’s interview can be viewed (in Spanish) on NTN24‘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.