What A Third Term For Xi Jinping Could Mean For China And The World

This week, China’s Communist Party Congress is expected to approve a historic third term in office for the country’s leader, Xi Jinping.

Xi has already been in power for a decade, a period marked by growing authoritarianism in China. Many experts believe he could emerge a more emboldened leader in his new term.

Ailsa Chang speaks with Yun Sun, director of the China Program at the Stimson Center, about the global implications of a third term for Xi Jinping and how this signals a new era for China. And NPR’s Emily Feng reports on how little we know about the way China’s Communist Party Congress makes its decisions.

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