Xi Jinping's status raised higher

Leaders of the Communist Party of China have approved a new political history in the country

Xi Jinping's status raised higher
Xi Jinping's status raised higher

Leaders of the party's central committee described Xi's ideology as "the essence of Chinese culture" in a key meeting. A statement issued by the party described Xi's ideology as "decisively important" for the "revival of the country". By doing so, party leaders prepared the ground to extend Xi's tenure further next year. It is quite unusual for a leader in China to use such highly emotional language. Xi has garnered more personal power than any other leader since Deng Xiaoping in 1980. Many believe that Xi will continue as the party's general secretary for the third time in a row. Mao, Equaling Deng, however, the 68-year-old Xi would have had to step down next year, according to a convention that has been in place in the party for the past two decades. But now that tradition has been changed and Xi is on his way to a third term. The resolution of the leadership of the party which was passed yesterday is only the third resolution in the 100-year history of the party.

The first resolution was passed during the time of Mao Zedong, the first leader of the communist government, and the second was during the time of Deng Xiaoping when he introduced reforms that made China an economic superpower. The issuance of such a resolution during Xi's time symbolically equates him to the other two historical leaders. The party had ended the term limit for Xi to continue as president in 2018. Officials told reporters at the time that Xi may need more time to ensure that economic and other reforms are implemented. Holding the Party Xi is the son of one of Mao's generals and has no direct rival in the party. But attempts to stay in power can alienate senior party leaders younger than him. It is possible that such leaders may see their chances of promotion getting blurred. In addition, political scientists point to the experience of Asia, Africa, and South America, and warn that a single person in power for a long period of time tends to erode the quality of official decisions and the economic performance of countries.