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    Europe Caught Between Xi and Trump After Term-Limit Move

    After the election of President Donald Trump, who was critical of Western alliances, many European leaders were open to President Xi Jinping’s pitch that China could be a new globalist leader. But Xi’s scrapping of term limits, which paves the way for him to rule indefinitely, has made EU leaders uncomfortable and unsure of which superpowers can still be trusted to support democracy and the rule of law. Meanwhile, Trump praised Xi’s power play in a private speech Saturday, joking, “Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot someday.”

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