Xi Jinping may be taking his country into uncharted territory when he emerges this month as China’s paramount leader for another five years.
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) 20th National Congress begins on October 16. The conclusion of the weeklong event is expected to pave the way for him to become the longest-ruling party boss since Mao Zedong.
From the outside, Xi’s decision to remain in power may seem unprecedented. But for him, it’s perhaps the natural next step on his way to cementing a lasting legacy in China’s ruling party.
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