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Opinion: Xi Jinping is turning Chinese politics back into a contest for supreme power

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
As Xi consolidates his power, he is unspooling the internal checks and balances that defined Communist Party governance after Deng," writes John Minnich. "Xi’s actions may represent a departure from the status quo under Jiang and Hu. But they are in keeping with Chinese elite politics from dynastic to modern times."
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.