Chinese President Xi Jinping. Daily Mail
Kerry Brown, Foreign Policy: Is China One Step Closer to Having a Supreme Leader?
The coalescing of power around Xi Jinping is something we haven’t seen for over 30 years.
In a Beijing hotel last week, a few hundred men — and a few women — met to debate the rules that govern the world’s most powerful political party. The Chinese Communist Party’s annual plenum, like everything else about the party’s leadership, is tightly sealed; all that’s revealed to outsiders is the announcements afterward, not the squabbles and intrigues during the meeting. Big decisions come at plenums, but this one is particularly important because it’s the last one before the upcoming Party Congress in 2017, an even bigger meeting that will determine the course of China’s leadership for the following five years.
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WNU Editor: This is not what the Chinese Party leadership expected when they made Xi President in 2012. Bottom line .... President Xi Jingping is going to be President longer than what many had expected.