The prospects of the generation expected to provide a successor to Xi Jinping receded at the 19th party congress, when none of them were made members of the Politburo Standing Committee. Photo: Xinhua

Will China’s leadership succession after Xi Jinping skip a generation?

  • The rise of those making up the ‘sixth generation’ of leaders who were expected to follow Xi appears to have lost momentum
  • A younger generation is being tested in provincial positions, gaining the same kind of experience Xi acquired on his route to the top
Topic |   China's Communist Party

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The prospects of the generation expected to provide a successor to Xi Jinping receded at the 19th party congress, when none of them were made members of the Politburo Standing Committee. Photo: Xinhua
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