China has voted to remove it’s presidential term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to remain president potentially for the rest of his life. This might not be the best idea...
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So Xi Jinping just became the most powerful guy in one of the most powerful countries on Earth. What could go wrong?
The last guy to have this level of indefinite power in China was Mao Zedong, founder of the People’s Republic of China. Who’s ‘chaotic rule’ has been dubbed totalitarian and responsible for the deaths of some 40 - 70 million people.
After he died in 1976, the country voted in 2 term limits.
But Xi Jinping's popularity has caused a 180 that opposition groups, lawyers and even some Chinese students in Australia have called it a dangerous backward step for China.