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28 March 2018

New ThinkChina.dk Analysis: Xi Jinping - Emperor in real new clothes

Before the re-election of Xi Jinping as Chinese President at the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) in March, the National People’s Congress passed a revision of the Chinese Constitution that removed the time limit on the Presidency. This revision enables Xi Jinping to stay on as lifetime President. Effectively, the change makes him a new paramount leader on a par with Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. It has therefore been discussed whether Xi has effectively become a new emperor?

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