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Analysts say that Xi Jinping will try to retain China’s top leadership position for longer than the customary 10 years of all his predecessors since Deng Xiaoping

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
he lack of a potential heir apparent for Xi Jinping's role as Communist Party chief is an indication to some experts of his desire to hold power beyond the unofficial 10-year limit set by Deng Xiaoping.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.