Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered his 2024 New Year message and extended New Year wishes to all Chinese. President Xi hailed China’s achievements in 2023 and expressed full confidence in the future. What were some of the highlights of the New Year message? What are the priority goals for China in 2024? And how will China tackle domestic and external challenges in the coming year? Guests in our first 2024 edition are Victor Gao Zhikai, chair professor of Soochow University and Einar Tangen, current affairs commentator.