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    I was wondering about this when the Party changed his status recently. With term limits abolished hes here to stay.

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    Things seem to be working out for them now. I hope they do well for their people. But the history of rulers for life seems rather spotty.
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    Will become the de facto Emperor of China with the Chinese oligarchs giving my his cut and influence. The traditional civil service will be run as a his cult. Xi Jinping and his family are partial owners in every business that exports and or imports. The global balances of power is going to change in dramatic ways and human rights will further diminish.
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    It's a shame we can't do that with Trump. Perhaps there will be a worthy likeliness to appear that is much younger.

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    十四、宪法第七十九条第三款“中华人民共和国主席、副主席每届任期同全国人民代表大会每届任期 相同,连续任 职不得超过两届。”修改为:“中华人民共和国主席、副主席每届任期同全国人民代表大会每届任期 相同。”
    Translated by Xinhua:
    The Communist Party of China Central Committee proposed to remove the expression that the President and Vice-President of the People's Republic of China "shall serve no more than two consecutive terms" from the country's Constitution.

    That comes from Bill Bishop's really excellent "Sinocism" newsletter:

    https://sinocism.com/

    I think it's pretty significant. The term limits were created by Deng XiaoPeng. As Mr Bishop says, Xi Jinping now has his name included in the Constitution because 习近平新时代中国特色社会主义思想- Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era -
    is included in the Constitution.

    And, whatever you do, DON'T mention Winnie the Pooh.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-china-blog-40627855
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    Could the Chinese miracle be fizzing out ? Why would anyone in China require that Xi Jinping be their leader for as long as anyone cares to guess ??

    I had posted the following video on a previous occasion, but it is worth hearing this debate again specially now, for the simple reason that Mr Shashi Tharoor, an articulate and somewhat brilliant (erudite) politician affiliated with Indias Congress Party had read the writing on the wall.


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    Putin must be jealous as hell.
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    A friend whose views I respect suggests that Xi's position may not be as secure as it appears. He reasons that, "There will surely be grumbling in the ranks. Xi is presiding over the only period since 1978 when the GDP is almost flatlined-actually falling slowly. It only takes one major disaster - a huge fire, a blast, another earthquake - for his threepeat attempt to fizzle."
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    The Party is bigger than the individual. Once he has served his purpose, he is as likely to be taken out back and shot as anyone else, if the Party deem it best for their interests.

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    Don’t they have pitchforks?
    Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. John Fn Kennedy. (D)

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    A very good article in the Financial Times by Martin Wolf.

    I love the title “Putinism with Chinese Characteristics”!

    https://www.ft.com/content/38996858-1af0-11e8-956a-43db76e69936
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    All hail Emperor Xi!
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    I was reading about AI and how China has leading technology when it comes to AI in practice in goverment healthcare, services and company/goverment relationships. Many experts have come to acknowledge the relationships will proved quite powerful as the data points of AI, power of 800 million followed users and supporting companies will give an edge to the Chinese. This technology that is being embraced have been valued at 24 microsofts. This technological fact as well as mineral rights purchases of the majority of the most valuable rare Earths, expansion of global influence, long term leases of military bases in Africa and Asia will blossom in the next five years making the Chinese hegemony a connected part of Xi Jinping legacy. Quite a statement of forward thinking by this generation of modern Chinese leaders whom he can take full credit

    on the other hand - there are two other younger generations of emerging Chinese leaders who are going to feel swindled out of their right of ascension.
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    As Martin Wolff suggests, it is rather likely that Xi has made too many enemies to risk stepping down.
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    Should we be learning Cantonese, Mandarin, another?
    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

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    We should have been for the last 20 years, and in some schools her they have. But unless you are at least somewhat Chinese I doubt many will get a look in. Way too much competition from Chinese nationals and the diaspora.

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    No mention of Xi Jinping, although a good read as to how relationships could evolve as they have over the last four decades between Russia, China and India:

    https://blogs.timesofindia.indiatime...-at-top-level/

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    This article seems a bit telling about the current nature of governance in China. Relatives of suspects are being detained. Some of the prisoners are in poor health or whereabouts unknown.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.75c75c36517d
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    Paywall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willmarsh3 View Post
    This article seems a bit telling about the current nature of governance in China. Relatives of suspects are being detained. Some of the prisoners are in poor health or whereabouts unknown.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.75c75c36517d
    Mr Martin Jacques in the UTube 'India-China' debate posted above says in no uncertain terms that the Chinese consider themselves as a 'HAN' people, irrespective of their ethnic/religious origin; apparently this achievement has taken over two thousand years to reach maturity.

    Too bad for those who have not fallen in line with the 'HAN' concept.

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    Pope Xi XI
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