If Xi does stay in power beyond two terms, he could prove the very model of an anti-Mao, and China’s development could proceed apace. Illustration: Craig StephensIf Xi does stay in power beyond two terms, he could prove the very model of an anti-Mao, and China’s development could proceed apace. Illustration: Craig Stephens
If Xi does stay in power beyond two terms, he could prove the very model of an anti-Mao, and China’s development could proceed apace. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Xi Jinping as president beyond 2023 may be good for China – though the West won’t believe it

Tom Plate says China’s move to scrap the presidential term limit cannot be seen purely in black and white terms. Strongman leadership is not reviled in Asia the way it is in the West, and an argument could be made to challenge America’s own belief in presidential term limits

Topic |   China's Two Sessions 2018
If Xi does stay in power beyond two terms, he could prove the very model of an anti-Mao, and China’s development could proceed apace. Illustration: Craig StephensIf Xi does stay in power beyond two terms, he could prove the very model of an anti-Mao, and China’s development could proceed apace. Illustration: Craig Stephens
If Xi does stay in power beyond two terms, he could prove the very model of an anti-Mao, and China’s development could proceed apace. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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