mandag 12. mars 2018

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 repercussions go beyond just allowing Mr. Xi to stay on longer. Here’s what is at stake, and why ending the term limit matters.