Posters of Mao and Xi Jinping at a market in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Rana Mitter
Opinion

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Quick Take by Rana Mitter

Xi’s no Mao … or Deng … or Chiang – so who is he?

The scrapping of presidential term limits in China puts a question mark over what will come next. But ignore lazy rhetoric that likens Xi to an emperor – China’s chequered history of power transitions provides few answers

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Posters of Mao and Xi Jinping at a market in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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