The proposed constitutional amendment shows that Xi Jinping plans to stay in control and is ready to abandon a set of written and tacit rules that have partially institutionalised power transitions in China for the past 15 years or more. Photo: AFP

Can China avoid sliding back into strongman politics as Xi Jinping reshapes charter in his own image?

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The proposed constitutional amendment shows that Xi Jinping plans to stay in control and is ready to abandon a set of written and tacit rules that have partially institutionalised power transitions in China for the past 15 years or more. Photo: AFP
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