26 Feb '18, 4pm

[Mothership] Xi Jinping can be China’s president until he dies. Technically. https://t.co/72PEuWtLbc

President Xi Jinping has become China’s most powerful leader. He is set to become a leader for life after the ruling Communist Party scrapped term limits for the country’s president and vice-president, effectively reversing a four-decade trend to ensure power could not continue to reside in one person’s hands. There is no longer a 10-year, two-term limit to a president’s rule. So, what does this mean for China moving forward? Advertisement 1. Xi = Mao. Or greater? With one move, Xi has effectively been given dominance over Chinese politics for possibly decades to come. His status has been elevated to that of late paramount leaders, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, becoming China’s third “core” leader. In October 2017, a political theory with Xi’s name was written into the party’s revised constitution. The theory is called “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characte...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/02/xi-jinping-president-no-limit/

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