The 20th Communist Party Congress in China signaled a total centralization of powers in the person of Xi Jinping
The 20th Communist Party Congress in China signalled a total centralisation of powers in the person of Xi Jinping
Like all good autocrats, the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, has purged the top Chinese Communist Party hierarchy of even a semblance of diversity.
The 20th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress will go down in history for consecrating unprecedented centralisation of powers in the hands of Xi Jinping, demolishing several political factions within the CCP to make way for Xi’s spectacular consolidation which provides no clear identification of the sixth generation of leadership. While the emergent picture provides much elbow room for Xi to pursue his goals, the CCP also enters an unchartered course.
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