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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Monday, March 12, 2018

Xi Jinping’s 'rule for life': dealing with two risks | Asia Times

Aside from value judgments about a lack of rule of law in the Asian country, as well as the authoritarian nature of the Chinese regime, Xi’s elevation as the most powerful ruler after Communist China’s founder Mao Zedong will pose two risks. The first is a quite likely messy transition of power down the line. The other is Xi’s possible use of military initiatives as weapons of mass distraction in a time of internal crisis.


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