Xi’s rise shatters hopes for greater democracy in China

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, shakes hands with delegation of People's Liberation Army and armed police during a meeting in Beijing, Monday, March 12, 2018, after China's rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits that will enable Xi to rule indefinitely. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 13, 2018, on page 10.




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