Jean-Pierre Cabestan

Jean-Pierre Cabestan

Emeritus Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University; Associate Research Fellow, the Asia Centre

Jean-Pierre Cabestan is Emeritus Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University and Associate Research Fellow at the Asia Centre in Paris. His main themes of research are Chinese politics and law, China’s foreign and security policies, China-Taiwan relations and Taiwanese politics. His recent publications include Demain la Chine: démocratie ou dictature? (China Tomorrow: Democracy or Dictatorship?), Paris, Gallimard, 2018 (Guizot Prize 2019), translated into English, updated and published under the title ‘China Tomorrow: Democracy or Dictatorship?’, Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2019, and Demain la Chine: guerre ou paix? (China Tomorrow: War or Peace?), Paris, Gallimard, 2021 (Albert Thibaudet Prize 2022).

China's President Xi Jinping (C) and Premier Li Keqiang (3rd L) arrive for a reception at the Great Hall of the People on the eve of China's National Day in Beijing on 30 September 2022. (Noel Celis/AFP)

[Party and the man] A third term is just the beginning: Xi Jinping’s main challenges

Hong Kong Baptist University academic Jean-Pierre Cabestan notes that Chinese President Xi Jinping will have his work cut out for him in his anticipated third term. Apart from domestic and international challenges, Xi faces opposing views on the way forward for China’s future. This is the third in a series of four articles on President Xi Jinping and the road ahead.