The Big Picture

Good President/Bad Emperor?

The prospect that President Xi Jinping could remain in power indefinitely has caused much consternation outside China. But within China, and among many serious observers, the elimination of the constitutional term limit on presidential incumbents has attracted a more positive, or at least nuanced, response.

 China's President Xi Jinping shakes hands with National People's Congress Chairman Zhang Dejiang WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images
China's President Xi Jinping  and US President Donald Trump Artyom Ivanov\TASS via Getty Images
 Chinese President Xi Jinping Keith Tsuji/Getty Images
China's President Xi Jinping JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images
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