Xi Jinping- Most Powerful Man
Whenever someone asks us about who is the powerful person in the world, most of us think of the president of the United States but you may be wrong about this. The things might be changing or maybe that has already changed. Have you heard of the Chinese president? Offcourse you have. The president of China is Xi Jinping. Donald Trump the president of United States of America has himself described the Chinese president Xi Jinping as the most powerful leader that China has had in the last century.
From this statement, we can say that he is the most powerful Chinese leader of all the time. Most analysts consider him the most powerful leader in the world. While China is still at the second level to the United States when we compare the military and economy of both the nations.but president trump is consistently losing his might and influence over the world and indeed in his own country. The conditions for Xi Jinping is quite opposite. Right now Xi Jinping holds the command of a country which is one of the most important economic engines on the planet. In the current scenario, Trump is like a lottery jackpot for Beijing. Policies of president trump have allowed Xi Jinping (the president of world largest dictatorship) to present his candidacy as a kind of global political leader.
In January 2017, at the Davos forum, Xi Jinping promised that the china would become a champion of globalization, free trade and fight against climate change. Thus Beijing aspires to capture the place of Washington in international politics. He apparently forgot to mention freedom and human rights, which are the least concerns of the Chinese government. How much power does Xi Jinping have? We can find the answer by looking at the current economy of China. China has changed a lot in the recent decade. China is no longer is a low-income country, but a middle-income country. The purchasing power of China is $16,000 more than Brasil and Colombia.
Its economic model has changed. In electronics and e-commerce sector, China is beating Europe and America. China represents 40% of all global transactions. The market for mobile payment services has reached 5.5 trillion Dollar in 2016, Which is 50 times more than the United States. Their growth has been so large that in the last 6 years, China’s private consumption has grown by 2.5 trillion dollars. This amount is equal to India’s entire GDP. China has highest no. of billionaires in the world. Amazing thing is that most of these billionaires made in the very short amount of time. The strategy of China is to start the new business in the poorest region of the country. The government encourages small business and cooperatives so much that they have allowed 600 billion $ loan for small business. They have done something which India has failed to apply. Both nations started at the same level, but the china has moved so far that they will surpass U.S economy soon.
China not only focuses on money but also on culture. Their evening news is filled with the tale of motivational stories of youngsters and villages turned entrepreneurs. They have used media very well for their agenda, as we know there is no free speech and media. China is a sort of dictatorship and the size and power of such country make its leader a very powerful person. Born in 1953, Xi Jinping is a very interesting person. We could say that he is the only Chinese president who’s had the most contact with the west. His daughter studied at Harvard, his sister lives in Canada and he has visited the United States several times.
But there is another side to this. Since he became the president, his government has been characterized for most censorship and repression for a very long time. They have imposed a very strict internet law which constantly bans and restrict the users. Recently when he again appointed as president a lot of distress ran into the country. To tackle this they banned the use of letter “N” with the ban on the word like “shameless” and many other words. Despite all this, we could say that their greatest achievement is to remove corruption from their officials and ministers and this is a very important factor in the growth of a nation.
Since becoming the president, The communist party of China has prosecuted many of their own members as well as military officers and generals. By prosecuting his own party members he proved that there is no place of corruption in his party and this is a very strong point in the eyes of the people. Even former Australian prime minister, Kevin Rudd has admitted that the Xi Jinping is now China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong. Since there is no stopping for China as it is gaining to power in international politics and economy with this the power of the Chinees communist party also increasing day by day.