President Xi and the Chinese Dream
President Xi Jinping is said to be China's most powerful leader since Chairman Mao. What does he want to do with this power - and what does it mean for the rest of the world?
President Xi Jinping is said to be China's most powerful leader since Chairman Mao Zedong - so what does he want to do with this power?
The Chinese Communist Party started its congress this week, held every five years, unveiling a new generation of political leaders.
It is also expected that President Xi Jinping will be accorded the rare honour of seeing his own doctrine - Xi Jinping Thought - being enshrined in China's constitution.
Where will that Thought take him and his huge, strategically essential country - and how might this affect the rest of the world?
Joining David Aaronovitch in The Briefing Room are:
Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia and president of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI)
Yanmei Xie, a writer on Chinese politics
Lord Jim O'Neill, former UK Treasury Minister and chairman of Goldman Sachs