Chinese Leadership Indicates Long Reign for Xi Jinping
He’s not going anywhere. The Chinese Communist Party has revealed its senior leadership committee — and, unexpectedly, it doesn’t include an obvious successor to President Xi Jinping. That’s being taken as a sign that Xi intends to stay in power past his second five-year term, though modern Chinese leaders have traditionally not served longer than 10 years. Experts say it signals an end to “collective leadership” of the party, and Xi’s next term could see further consolidation of power in China, even as the nation pushes to modernize.