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
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
Xi Jinping

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

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
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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