Xi: China’s most powerful leader since Mao

SpaceWar.com reports: “Xi Jinping, who is soon expected to be anointed for an unprecedented third term in office as China’s ruling Communist Party (CCP) holds its 20th Congress, has become his country’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.

He joined the pantheon of Chinese leadership in 2012, two decades after bursting onto the scene as a graft-fighting governor.

The country’s rubber-stamp parliament boosted Xi’s considerable power in 2018 when it approved a constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits.

The move allowed Xi, now aged 69, to remain in power for as long as he wishes, and is the latest feather in the cap of a Communist ‘princeling’ who is remaking China in his own image.

Xi has amassed seemingly unchecked power and a level of officially-stoked adulation unseen since Communist China’s founder Mao…”

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