Xi’s Grip on Power Is Now China’s Biggest Domestic Challenge

Xi’s Grip on Power Is Now China’s Biggest Domestic Challenge
Chinese President Xi Jinping and other delegates attend the closing ceremony of the Chinese Communist Party’s 20th National Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Oct. 22, 2022 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).

Much of the world looked on with consternation as Xi Jinping began his third term as president of China and leader of the Chinese Communist Party in October. Xi’s ironclad grasp on power has crucial implications for how the CCP will respond to critical domestic challenges, which in turn will affect China’s foreign policy.

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