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Is Xi Jinping now a ‘leader for life,’ like Mao?

By: Jeremy Wallace,  Washington Post Online
Mon, 02/26/2018

Jeremy Wallace, associate professor of government, writes in this Washington Post op-ed that China's proposed constitution revisions to drop the two-term limit for president Xi Jinping has dangerous implications. 

"If one sees China as a strong regime, then these moves are reforms to maintain that strength and act simultaneously as a 'fix' and a 'hedge," Wallace writes. "On the other hand, if one sees a weak Chinese regime, then personalization could be a last-gasp effort to maintain order amid growing popular dissatisfaction, elite divisions and worsening economic conditions."

Read the full op-ed in the Washington Post here

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