Xi Jinping (centre) intends to stay in power beyond 2023, and he wants to do so on his own terms. Photo: Xinhua Xi Jinping (centre) intends to stay in power beyond 2023, and he wants to do so on his own terms. Photo: Xinhua
Xi Jinping (centre) intends to stay in power beyond 2023, and he wants to do so on his own terms. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping is changing the constitution, but what’s his endgame? 

Revisions all point to the same goal – strengthening the party’s legitimacy and institutionalising its rule by blurring the line between it and the state

Topic |   China's Two Sessions 2018
Xi Jinping (centre) intends to stay in power beyond 2023, and he wants to do so on his own terms. Photo: Xinhua Xi Jinping (centre) intends to stay in power beyond 2023, and he wants to do so on his own terms. Photo: Xinhua
Xi Jinping (centre) intends to stay in power beyond 2023, and he wants to do so on his own terms. Photo: Xinhua
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