George Magnus sits down with Cameron Munter to discuss his latest book Red Flags: Why Xi's China Is in Jeopardy, which explores the fate of China’s economic future.
"I think it is churlish for people to say China cannot succeed in its aspirations to become a prosperous country in the next 30 years," says Magnus. However, he adds that "empirically, we have no real examples of where authoritarian counties have succeeded in overcoming the kind of challenges China has."
George Magnus is an associate at the China Centre at Oxford University, research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies and formerly chief economist of UBS. He has written extensively about China in the Financial Times, Prospect and other print media, and appears regularly on BBC TV and radio, Bloomberg TV and other outlets.