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No clear heir as Xi consolidates power

The question on everyone's lips is whether Mr Xi will step down in 2022

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As Mr Xi takes on his second term, he has strongly reversed party protocol which stipulates that all leaders must step down after two five-year terms.

Beijing

THE new line-up of the Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, revealed on Wednesday, points to no real successor to the party leader, President Xi Jinping, who was appointed for a second term.

The composition of the new members of...

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