Xi Jinping, who is already the general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and the chairman of the Central Military Commission, wants to become President for Life, says China expert Steven W. Mosher. “Xi is obviously behind the move to remove the current two-term limit,” says Mosher. “This will allow him, like Mao Zedong, to stay in power as long as he lives.
Mosher, the first American allowed to conduct on-the-ground research in China in 1979-80, has long predicted that Xi’s purge of some 250,000 Party and government officials over the last few years was a prelude to permanently seizing power. “Xi has been cementing his stranglehold on power for the last five years, and is now signaling to the Chinese people that he doesn’t intend to leave officer–ever,” says Mosher. “It is not for nothing that President Trump called him the ‘King of China’. But Xi is really China’s new Red Emperor, and under his increasingly imperial rule China is becoming more dictatorial at home, and more aggressive abroad. Watch out, world.”
Mosher is the author of the newly published Bully of Asia: Why China’s Dream is the New Threat to World Order (Regnery). He is available for media interviews.
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