Sino File by Cary Huang
China’s grand military display signals Xi is here to stay
The president is using the methods of some of Beijing’s greatest rulers, including a show of military force, to fortify his position as absolute ruler ahead of a crucial Communist Party conclave
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.