"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."
Photos: After years of coal mines burrowing through the land, 655,000 residents of Shanxi Province prepare to leave their sinking towns and villages
Many homes in Shanxi Province have been abandoned as they sink into the ground made unstable by mines formed over decades.
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