war on the rocks

Xi’s Rule without Term Limits

March 2, 2018

Episode Notes:

Bucking decades of norms and policies, the Chinese National People’s Congress is poised to remove presidential term limits. This will effectively allow Xi Jinping to remain ruler for life. Based on the precedence of Mao, this does not bode well for China. Ryan Hass, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, talks with Jason about this move and what it means for Chinese politics and foreign policy.