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Alice EKMAN, Guest of "The debate" on France 24 

The new Mao? China to lift term limits for President Xi Jinping

Does China now have a president for life? China's leader Xi Jinping could stay in power indefinitely following the ruling Communist Party's proposal to scrap term limits. 


The country saw it coming, especially after the president refrained from designating an heir at last fall's Communist Party Congress, which cemented his stature as China's most powerful ruler since Mao. Is China now heading for one-man rule and a new cult of personality?

Guests : 

Alice EKMAN, Head of China Research, French Institute of International Relations

SUN Yun, Senior Associate, East Asia Program, Stimson Center

WU Fei, Professor of Journalism and Communication at Jinan University

Andre LOESEKRUG-PIETRI, Founder, ACAPITAL Equity Investment Fund


Watch the debate on France 24 


Politics Xi Jinping China