China Has Entered ‘Maximum Xi’
Three experts offer takeaways from the 20th Party Congress.
China’s worst-kept secret is out: Xi Jinping will begin a third term as president after a highly choreographed 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rubber-stamped his control over the world’s most populous country. What’s more, Xi managed to pack the new 24-person politburo and its powerful seven-person Standing Committee with loyalists—meaning he will face few dissenting views and no competition for at least the next five years.
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Twitter: @RaviReports
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