Expert on China, Senior Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University. He is also a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at IDEAS and a fellow at the Asia Research Centre at the London School of Economics. He is the author of the global best-seller When China Rules the World: the End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order (2009).
It's hard to truly and fully understand a country without first appreciating the nature of its own political system and unique path towards development. On this topic, People's Daily Online has got you covered with our series of multi-faceted and in-depth conversations with foreign and domestic thought leaders on the subject of domestic and international politics, discussions that can hopefully help to clear some of the air between China and those who may still have a false impression of the country and its people.