CHINA - Xi Jinping wants to be Mao but will not learn from the latter's mistakes [AN]


Concentrating power in top leader of party, state and army has unleashed a flood of flattery and brought back the cult of personality that had been “abolished” after the death of the Great Helmsman. However, the new leader’s style and way of exercising power fails to heed the fact that when one rises above all others, one feels free to make blunders. Here is an analysis by an expert on China, courtesy of the Jamestown Foundation.



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