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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

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.


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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