Sino File by Cary Huang
The flaws in Xi Jinping’s no designated successor gambit
The decision means Chinese politics will become more uncertain and unpredictable in future as internal power struggles intensify
Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.