STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

Xi Jinping’s China

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  • July 2019
    Volume: 
    43
    Issue: 
    4
    Book Review

    There are several significant events which preceded China’s constitutional amendment of March 2018 that removed the presidential term limit boosting Xi Jinping’s standing as China’s prospective leader-for-life. Born to a revolutionary leader, Xi Zhongxun, Xi Jinping spent most of his life serving the government, gradually working his way up the hierarchy. His precedence in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and authority over all political institutions of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have arguably placed him at par with Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. His flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) involving investment worth trillions across Europe, Africa, and Asia as well as the enshrinement of ‘Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era’ in the party constitution has lent weight to consolidation of his power.

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