Chinese Communist Party Congress set to anoint Xi as president for life

If you read past the headline, the article goes on to say “We can be almost certain that Xi, as the Communist Party’s general secretary, will be appointed for another five-year term,” and “Technically speaking, since the term limit has been removed, he can stay in power for life, [although] that may require some formal ceremonies after five years.”

Apparently, a theoretical 5 year term that they aren’t even completely sure will happen means for life, and “technically speaking, he can” means he will do so.

Did they forget that Xi is, in fact, not the only person running the government? Have they never seen photos of congress? I don’t know much about China’s political system, but I’m pretty sure there’s some type of election system for representatives and such. You know, like many other countries?

They are so mad that China has a functioning government. There’s no weakness to exploit because actually seem to do their jobs over there.

Xi’s “impulse”

“Checks and balances” failing

“Put a hold on Xi”

“A growing personality cult”

These people are so dishonest, it’s disgusting.

They write of Xi as if he was some sort of animal to corral not as a human being. They write about him like some sort of demigod who controls all of China with no democratic legitimacy… meanwhile Angela Merkel ran Germany consistently for sixteen years! What I see here is that when white people do something it’s okay and democracy, but if Asians do it, it’s a totalitarian cult of personality… as*holes.

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You know what? Fuck it. Go for it. I hope Xi runs China forever if that’s what the people of China want. I don’t think that there should be term limits on any position of government, only constant elections and stuff. I want him to get re-elected to watch westerners cope about it.

President Xi will be annointed by the incarnate God of Death and Life, Kim Jong-un, Supreme Necromancer of the Juche.

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Chinese Communist Fascist Xi Eats Babies (I Mean, He Probably Would, If He Was, Like, Starving. He Has Teeth So, I Mean, He Could If He Wanted To. Give It A Few Weeks Bro Trust Me)

Well, he’s never publicly declared on CNN that he wouldn’t sooooooo

This is the same logic all of those “China will literally implode to an infantismally small point and their economy will vanish to ash in 3 seconds” videos

I remember this same headline come out about 5 years ago 🤔

Wow that’s some absolute trash.

It’s also worth noting that term limits do not exist in Canada for any elected officials, but that’s not relevant when blasting readers with VOA level word vomit.

Its only good when civilized blonde-hair blue eyes western world™ be a dictatorship

I was just going to say we have the same shit here in Canada. But nobody seems to give a shit about that.

I honestly struggle to wrap my mind around the idea of term limits = democracy. Here in the US the only reason we have them is one president did the bare minimum and gave the working class some crumbs and kept winning so they implemented term limits. It seems to almost always be implemented as a way to stop democracy.

Interesting thing to know about term limit is their origin in current politics - straight up from ancient Greece and Rome - they served the purpose of dividing the spoils between the oligarchs, since there were always more angry rich parasites than available offices, but the infighting was creating notorious instability threatening the very foundation of thir oligarchic rule. So the terms were introduced to decrease the conflicts in the ruling class so it can focus on defending their power as a class.

Term limits were originally weapon in the class war and as you can see from the rhetorics around them, not much changed.

The US only has term limits for the president though. Congressional representatives, judges, cabinet secretaries, etc., can all be there as long as they have the money and connections to be there.

In theory, I think in certain cases term limits can be a check for those in power.

Its not a blanket solution, but when I think of Gorbachev, Khruschev, Yeltsin, term limits might have helped stop their corruption.

I also think that term limits could help provide fresh faces to a socialist state that add new perspectives.

But this is me being charitable as possible, and I do see that term limits could cause or exacerbate corruption as well.

Its not a blanket solution, but when I think of Gorbachev, Khruschev, Yeltsin, term limits might have helped stop their corruption.

They wouldn’t though. Gorbachev was in power for not even 6 years, that’s barely more than one term. Yeltsin 8 years, so not even the commonly allowed two terms, during which he completely trampled all semblances and pretences of democracy anyway (three times at least), so what would the mere term matter for him? Khrushchev 11 years so that’s also not much longer than 2 terms. Not to mention he came to power in literal military-assisted coup. And he ultimately did not even tried to resist when he was ousted.

Good points.

That’s a great point. When you have a generally democratic system where workers have power, term limits can weed out the corrupt outliers. In the US where it’s all corrupt and totally legal, term limits prevent the rare actual worker’s representative from making serious progress.

What’s propaganda about being the most based mf on this planet Wassup Beijing

Nah Xi takes second place behind Kim.

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