tirsdag 16. november 2021

China’s Sixth Plenum Report Proclaims Bright Future Under Xi

China’s Communist Party issued a report lauding the successes achieved over its 100-year history at the conclusion of the Sixth Plenum of the CCP’s 19th Central Committee on November 11. The report extolled a “glorious journey over the past 100 years” and called on party members to rally around Xi Jinping as “the core.”

The four-day meeting was the final plenary session of the current Central Committee, which is made up of 205 full members and 171 alternate members, before a new one is formed at the 20th Party Congress, slated for the second half of 2022.

China’s current leader, Xi Jinping, is expected to remain in power at the 20th Party Congress. Whereas Deng Xiaoping had institutionalized the process of term limits, and previous leaders Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao served in the top spot for a decade – two five-year terms – each, Xi is poised to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with Mao Zedong as a lifetime ruler, according to independent journalist Deng Yuwen. He already succeeded in rewriting China’s constitution to remove term limits on the position of president.