What the C-Suite Needs to Know about the Potential Political Instability of Xi Jinping, the CPC and the PLA
The Sunday Morning Herald, Australia’s oldest continuously published newspaper currently owned by Australian Media Company Nine Entertainment, is reporting that Chinese internal politics are more unstable than previously known, especially as the Communist Party of China (CPC) and two-term president Xi Jinping enter what is called “selection season” – the months in the lead up to the Party Congress in 2022. Xi will be vying for a third presidential term after, like President Vladimir Putin in Russia, removing term limits for the presidency.
The Sunday Morning Herald reports that Xi Jinping and his loyalists have experienced a plot against their power; have deployed subsequent purges of power based on these challenges, and question the loyalty of their top military brass in China. Details of these events are reviewed here.
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