12 episodes

Xi Jinping is the most powerful person in the world. But the real story of China's leader remains a mystery. The Economist's Sue-Lin Wong finds out how he rose to the top, and what it means for China—and the rest of the world—now that he has ripped up the rule book to stay in power, perhaps for the rest of his life.
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Xi Jinping is the most powerful person in the world. But the real story of China's leader remains a mystery. The Economist's Sue-Lin Wong finds out how he rose to the top, and what it means for China—and the rest of the world—now that he has ripped up the rule book to stay in power, perhaps for the rest of his life.
For more on China listen to The Economist’s new weekly podcast Drum Tower (here) and subscribe to The Economist with the best offer at economist.com/chinapod

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    Redder than red

    Redder than red

    Xi Jinping is born into the top rung of China's elite. But his family is torn apart while he is still a child. The Economist's Sue-Lin Wong finds out why Xi kept faith in the Communist revolution.
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    • 35 min
    Hide and bide

    Hide and bide

    As a modest provincial official in Fujian, Xi Jinping is outshone by his celebrity wife, while colleagues are caught up in a lurid corruption scandal. How does Xi survive? 
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    • 36 min
    Patriot number one

    Patriot number one

    A villager’s campaign against corruption highlights the Chinese Communist Party’s weakening grip. As Xi Jinping stands on the brink of power, the emergence of a flamboyant rival deepens the crisis.
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    • 32 min
    Man enough

    Man enough

    On taking power, Xi Jinping launches a ruthless series of purges and an unexpected ideological revival to cement his control—and mobilise the Chinese Communist Party behind him.
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    • 35 min
    He who must not be named

    He who must not be named

    A censor at a Chinese social media company can't take it anymore after Xi Jinping’s rule brings harsh new restrictions. The Chinese internet becomes an alternate reality.
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    • 37 min
    Seeds of a pomegranate

    Seeds of a pomegranate

    A Uyghur language teacher is accused of spying for the CIA. An NBA player discovers the cost of criticising China. And Xi Jinping’s obsession with control reaches new and brutal extremes.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

67589rrb ,

Compelling journalism

One of the most insightful podcast series I have listened to. Delivered with great energy and clarity too. If you are leading business or in Government a must listen and learn.

TreyRoque ,

Even more evidence on the evils of communism

Terrible people with terrible beliefs talking about terrible things. If you’ve naive ideas on the benefits of communism, I’d hope this would dispel them.

the_arty_outdoorsman ,

Brilliant

I was looking for something that would give me a bit of background to the Chinese leader as he moves into his third term. This delivers in spades. Well worth a listen.

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