The Business Times
SUBSCRIBERS

China should stick to its term limit for Xi Jinping

Published Wed, Nov 5, 2014 · 09:50 PM

FOR someone whose public life is an open book, many people are still puzzled by China's leader Xi Jinping, who became general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and chairman of the Central Military Commission two years ago. His third position, that of president, is largely ceremonial. It is his first two hats that give him the enormous powers that he wields. And in the last two years, he has wielded them as no other leader has since the days of Mao Zedong or Deng Xiaoping.

Mr Xi makes no secret of his admiration for Mr Mao, even though his father, Xi Zhongxun, was a victim of Mr Mao's Cultural Revolution who was rehabilitated after Mr Mao's death and was eventually elected to the Politbur…

KEYWORDS IN THIS ARTICLE

BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to  t.me/BizTimes

Columns

SUPPORT SOUTH-EAST ASIA'S LEADING FINANCIAL DAILY

Get the latest coverage and full access to all BT premium content.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Browse corporate subscription here