In Chinese politics, real power rests in the positions of the Communist Party’s general secretary and the chairman of the Central Military Commission, with the presidency the least important of the three offices Xi Jinping holds. Illustration: Henry Wong 

In ending presidential term limits, ‘Xi Jinping is thinking global and acting local’

The presidency is a largely nominal office in the Chinese political system but it has advantages for a leader looking for a bigger role in world affairs, analysts say

Topic |   China's Two Sessions 2018

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In Chinese politics, real power rests in the positions of the Communist Party’s general secretary and the chairman of the Central Military Commission, with the presidency the least important of the three offices Xi Jinping holds. Illustration: Henry Wong 
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