What the Xi Jinping Historic Third Term Means for Japan
Coverage of the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that took place from October 16-22, 2022 in Beijing has turned the focus onto the absolute authority of Xi Jinping as president of the Chinese Communist Party.
As Xi Jinping begins a historic third term in office, Tokyo’s strategic calculus anticipates stronger Chinese foreign policy actions, especially given signals that he intends to run for a fourth or fifth term. Xi’s “personally vetting” and hand-selecting members of the Politburo Standing Committee reinforces this prospect, as does his declining to select a successor once more.
You can find the full article on JAPAN Forward’s website. This article is part of the [Asia’s Next Page] series on JAPAN Forward. Find other articles in the series by Dr. Jagannath Panda, here.
Will Yoon’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Tackle the China Threat?
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Seoul’s Geopolitical Code on Quad: Imperative or Elective?
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The Dangers of a Stagnant China: The Necessity of Awkward Coexistence
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The Essence of Xi Jinping’s 20th National Congress Report
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Will the PLA Pledge Total Allegiance to Xi Jinping?
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Taiwan in the European Discourse: Toward Political Consensus?
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