Chinese children at Badaling Great Wall, in Beijing, watch Xi Jinping’s speech on a screen during the Winter Olympics closing ceremony on February 26, 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE

Proposal to abolish term limit for president could buy more time to pursue reforms

As Xi Jinping pushes for the abolition of restriction on years in power, the case for strong leadership needs to be balanced against painful lessons of history

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Chinese children at Badaling Great Wall, in Beijing, watch Xi Jinping’s speech on a screen during the Winter Olympics closing ceremony on February 26, 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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