A poster with a portrait of President Xi Jinping is displayed along a street in Shanghai, on October 24. A political system that is highly centralised, ideologically driven, under one charismatic, almost all-powerful leader, with striking ambitions of global military grandeur and influence, carries its own dangers. Photo: Reuters

A new era dawns for Xi Jinping’s China, but what will it mean for the rest of the world?

David Zweig says the Communist Party’s goal to build national power follows logically from its earlier focuses on national unity and wealth creation. But a political system that is ideologically driven and in the grip of an almost all-powerful leader could be a recipe for disaster

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A poster with a portrait of President Xi Jinping is displayed along a street in Shanghai, on October 24. A political system that is highly centralised, ideologically driven, under one charismatic, almost all-powerful leader, with striking ambitions of global military grandeur and influence, carries its own dangers. Photo: Reuters
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