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China is getting increasingly aggressive with Taiwan — but war would be disastrous for both sides

Tensions between the Peoples Republic of China and Taiwan have recently flared up as China held the largest show of naval force in its history this month and made new threats directed towards Taipei.<p>"We would like to reaffirm that we have strong determination, confidence and capability to destroy …

China’s Xi Jinping says he is opposed to life-long rule

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that he is “personally opposed” to life-long rule, adding that foreign observers have “misinterpreted” a recent …

Unrivaled Power: The Lifting of China’s Presidential Term Limits | Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers discuss the proposed amendment to China’s constitution to eliminate presidential term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to remain in …

Corporate Media's Sensationalism Over Term Limits Reveals West's Double Standards Toward China

When US media characterize the removal of presidential term limits in China as a power grab by Xi Jinping and an end to the "hope for democracy," the …

Chinese Immigrants Revolutionized Seafood in California

They founded California's first commercial abalone fisheries, but after a few short decades, they were forced out by institutional racism. Let's not …

Why China and the US are fighting over 5G

5G has been making headlines recently. It came up in a White House memo leaked in January that argued creating a nationalized 5G network was the only …

China’s Lurch Toward One-Man Rule Under Xi Jinping Should Worry Us All

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has traditionally rooted the legitimacy of its autocratic rule in the principle of institutionalization: it is the …

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Xi Jinping cleared to rule for life as China abolishes term limits

Xi Jinping has cleared the way to rule for life and set China on a more authoritarian course after the country's rubber stamp parliament voted overwhelmingly to abolish presidential term limits on Sunday.<p>The move turns the clock back on decades of reform and reverses a system of ‘collective …

China clears way for Xi Jinping to rule for life

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> China's largely ceremonial parliament on Sunday overwhelmingly endorsed a controversial change to the country's constitution, paving the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely.<p>Inside Beijing's Great Hall of the People, nearly 3,000 delegates to the National …

China's Xi Jinping gets expanded mandate, may rule for life

BEIJING (AP) — Xi Jinping, already China's most powerful leader in more than a generation, received a vastly expanded mandate as lawmakers Sunday …

People’s Congress confirms abolition of presidential term limits, sparking fears Xi is ‘leading us back to the Mao era’<p>The Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, has succeeded in abolishing presidential term limits, a momentous political coup that paves the way for him to stay in power for years to …

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China Scraps Presidential Term Limits, Clearing Way for Xi’s Indefinite Rule

China’s parliament voted to repeal presidential term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to keep power indefinitely in a formal break from …

How Xi Jinping Became a God (At Least to Goatherders)

Every Chinese emperor since the third century BCE has been known as a “son of heaven,” but none have claimed the mantle of bodhisattva—until Xi …

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China's Xi allowed to remain 'president for life' as term limits removed

<b>China has approved the removal of the two-term limit on the presidency, effectively allowing Xi Jinping to remain in power for life.</b><p>The constitutional changes were passed by the annual sitting of parliament, the National People's Congress.<p>The vote was widely regarded as a rubber-stamping exercise. …

Could Donald Trump refuse to leave office when his presidency is up?

The US leader’s latest praise for an authoritarian power grab is made scarier by not being an isolated incident.<p>He’s now president for life,” Donald …

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Ending Term Limits for China’s Xi Is a Big Deal. Here’s Why.

The roughly 3,000 delegates of the National People’s Congress, China’s legislature, voted almost unanimously on Sunday to end a two-term limit on the presidency, one of the main leadership posts held by Xi Jinping. While the overwhelming approval by the party-controlled congress was not a surprise, …

The vulnerabilities of Xi Jinping and China's Communist Party

Today, despite all the accumulation of power, Xi and the CPC are far more vulnerable than is apparent.<p>In advance of the National People's Congress (NPC) meeting in Beijing, which will mark the official start of Xi Jinping's second term as the president of the People's Republic of China, the Chinese …

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Indefinite rule for China's Xi snuffs out activists' reform hopes

© Reuters. Chinese activist Hu Jia speaks during an interview with Reuters in Beijing<p>By Christian Shepherd and Natalie Thomas<p>BEIJING (Reuters) - …

Xi Jinping says China’s authoritarian system can be a model for the world

Chinese president Xi Jinping has repeatedly told the world that China is ready to lead on issues like free trade and climate change. Now, he’s ready to extend his leadership to political parties everywhere.<p>At the big annual gathering of Chinese lawmakers and political advisors that kicked off March …

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Trump keeps talking about how long he'll be in office

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a growing body of evidence that President Donald Trump, in the second year of his first term, spends a lot of time thinking about how long (or not) presidents are in office.<p>He recently joked about maybe giving the old lifetime term thing a try, drawing a comparison with Chinese …

Constitutional amendments to follow four principles

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee unveils its proposed constitutional amendment package on Feb. 25. [File Photo/Xinhua]<p>The …

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Why China put a social media ban on an imperial ruler’s name after Xi’s move towards indefinite rule

There's a very unflattering historical parallel for Xi Jinping's move to lift term limits. The Chinese Communist Party is having none of it.<p>The …

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Xi Jinping and China’s ‘good emperor, bad emperor’ problem

Five years after he set out to accumulate more power than any Chinese “paramount leader” since Deng Xiaoping and Mao Zedong, Xi Jinping is poised to …

‘Great Firewall of China’ neuters internet dissent so Xi can rule for life

Dictators hate a challenge to their rule. That’s why China uses its vast policing and advanced technological resources both to arrest individuals and …

How Xi Jinping Made His Power Grab: With Stealth, Speed and Guile

BEIJING — Some 200 senior Communist Party officials gathered behind closed doors in January to take up a momentous political decision: whether to abolish presidential term limits and enable Xi Jinping to lead China for a generation.<p>In a two-day session in Beijing, they bowed to Mr. Xi’s wish to …

Chinese President XI Jinping reportedly is now considered a living Buddhist deity

BEIJING (Reuters) - President of China, head of its Communist Party, commander-in-chief of the military and now living Buddhist deity - Xi Jinping has added another title to his growing collection, at least in the eyes of some ethnic Tibetans.<p>Speaking on Wednesday on the sidelines of China's annual …

How Xi’s Bid for Indefinite Rule Could Backfire

Chinese President Xi Jinping won’t extend his rule without peril.<p>History is littered with leaders who sought to prolong their grip on power. While …