On the last day of the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress has president Xi Jinping managed to place his vision on China into the Party Constitution of China. This might seem formalistic and bureaucratic, but that is far from the truth.
Xi Jinping has place himself among the past biggest leaders of China (Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping). He did this by adding himself and his vision into the Constitution of China. You could say that Xi Jinping is drawing all the political power in China towards himself. Because now, who is against Xi, is also against the Communist Party of China. This happening is quite unique and will hold some major effects, not only for Asia but for all of the world.
The Vision of a new world leader
In 2049, the Peoples Republic of China will celebrate its 100th birthday, and by Xi Jinping added to the Constitution of China will be now be able to influence how China will progress these years to come. In America we see political and social chaos and the old world, Europe, is looking for its old values such as the independence of Catalonia and Brexit. In China however, do we see a very clear and strong vision for the future, simply becoming the new world leader.
China has the unique chance to become the new world leader. But what will the rest of the world notice when China has indeed become the new world leader? China will mostly become the new center of the world in regards to knowledge and innovation. Xi Jinping has big plans and will keep the Chinese economy running but steadily reform this but on the other hand not too quickly. These reforms will mostly take place within the Chinese housing markets and its state-owned companies.
Another big part of reforms will be making China more ‘green’. China is part of the Paris Climate Agreement and will be working on fulfilling their share. This means, reducing air pollution, soil contamination and cleaning its groundwater. China has already been working on these issues and has seen great results but is still far from perfect. The Communist Party of China will have to be more present throughout all layers of society which will give no only more strength domestically, but also in foreign politics. If you are looking for progress, innovation and the future, then you should probably turn your head towards the east.