Xi Jinping is giving notice that he intends to stay on as president to carry on with the work of national rejuvenation. But the removal of a necessary check on a leader’s power carries its own risks. Illustration: Craig Stephens

With an end to term limits, Xi can realise his Chinese dream – but will the price for China be too high?

Deng Yuwen says Xi Jinping may have good intentions for removing the rule limiting a president to two terms in office but, in the long run, society won’t be better off by overturning a decades-old institution put in place to prevent abuse of power

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Xi Jinping is giving notice that he intends to stay on as president to carry on with the work of national rejuvenation. But the removal of a necessary check on a leader’s power carries its own risks. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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