What Emperor for Life Looks Like in China


EXPERT PERSPECTIVE — There was something unnerving about the 20th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.  It was orchestrated meticulously, except for the removal from the Congress of former President Hu Jintao who, according to Chinese media, was ill.

This was President Xi Jinping’s Congress and he dominated it, appointing loyalists to the 380 – member Central Committee, the 24-member Politburo and the seven-member Politburo Bureau Standing Committee, the most senior officials in China. 

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