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The new Mao? China to lift term limits for President Xi Jinping

Latest update : 2018-02-26

By François PICARD

Does China now have a president for life? China's leader Xi Jinping could stay in power indefinitely following the ruling Communist Party's proposal to scrap term limits. The country saw it coming, especially after the president refrained from designating an heir at last fall's Communist Party Congress, which cemented his stature as China's most powerful ruler since Mao. Is China now heading for one-man rule and a new cult of personality?

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Alessandro XENOS, Perrine DESPLATS.

Our guests

Andre LOESEKRUG-PIETRI

Founder, ACAPITAL Equity Investment Fund

WU Fei

Professor of Journalism and Communication at Jinan University

SUN Yun

Senior Associate, East Asia Program, Stimson Center

Alice EKMAN

Research Associate, IFRI