Will President Xi Jinping seek a third term?

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Hiroki Takeuchi, Tower Center Senior Fellow and Director of the Sun & Star Program, was quoted in an article in the South China Morning Post about the possible future of Chinese President Xi Jingping. Takeuchi believes that even though it’s possible that President Xi will seek out a third term, it is more likely that he will abstain due to the Chinese political norm that shuns such a prolonged presidency.

“The act of seeking a third term itself will undermine the institutional mechanism that supports the resilience of one-party rule,” Takeuchi said.

Read the article here.