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Xi Jinping appears ready to defy Communist Party convention by putting off choosing a successor

3 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
f Xi deviates from tradition by not anointing a successor at next year's party congress, increased political friction and instability are likely, along with speculation that he will seek to extend his term beyond the customary 10 years.
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.

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