China’s political system has effective checks on power that even Xi Jinping can’t ignore

Published: 16/10/2017
China’s political system has effective checks on power that even Xi Jinping can’t ignore
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

The 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party is around the corner and speculation abounds as to how China’s political order will evolve. Western observers wonder what is it about China’s political model that acts as a check on President Xi Jinping, whose power seems ever growing. In 2016, Xi was appointed as a “core leader” with the same powers and status as Mao Zedong,

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