Chow Chung-yan
Chow Chung-yan
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Back To The Future by Chow Chung-yan

Communist Party’s moment of crisis turned Xi Jinping from the ‘weakest’ to its ‘most powerful’ leader in history

  • China’s long-standing norms, including retirement age and balance of power at the top, are set aside as Xi Jinping seeks to restore party discipline
  • After taking office, Xi promised to crack down on corruption, which was rampant under former leader Hu Jintao

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