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Changes are afoot in Xi Jinping’s China—and they matter to us all

It's a week of important meetings in Beijing. Here's what's happening—and what we should look out for

By George Magnus  

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C, rear) addresses a symposium on poverty alleviation in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 12, 2018. Photo: PA

The most powerful and autocratic leader in China since Mao, Xi Jinping, may just have become President for life. Over the weekend, it was announced that the constitutional two-term limits on the President, introduced after Mao to prevent another Mao, will no longer apply. This is a major, if not totally surprising, change for the worse in China’s governance.

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