China’s former president, Jiang Zemin, at the Communist Party congress in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Kerry Brown
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Opinion: Why China’s Xi might come to regret all that power

The Chinese president’s authority may have been enhanced at the congress, but the party’s connection with ordinary Chinese is not what it was under Mao, and if things go wrong, one man’s carrying the can

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China’s former president, Jiang Zemin, at the Communist Party congress in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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