NEW DELHI: It’s almost certain that Xi Jinping will be chosen general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for the third term at the 20th party congress that begins this Sunday. That would make him the most powerful party leader since Mao Zedong. His effort will be to augment personalistic leadership through changes in personnel and amplify the party-state’s narrative, says former Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. Speaking to StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale on ‘The Gist’, the former diplomat dwells on the possible fall-outs of Xi Jinping’s new innings. He also talks about his new book titled After Tiananmen: The Rise of China that chronicles two significant decades that shaped the country’s journey towards becoming a dominant world power.
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