Sino File by Cary Huang
‘President for life’ Xi risks repeat of China’s Mao-era mistakes
A reliance on the strongman model of leadership poses dangers not only to the Chinese president – but to China itself
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.