The big news from the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party held in October 2022 was that, as widely expected, President Xi Jinping would remain in office for an unprecedented third term. He was said to have surrounded himself with supporters and muffled dissenting voices. But, details were few, and those in the know were cautious rather than forthcoming about sharing the fine points.
Wang Huning, Xi's Taiwan Unification Architect
The former academic is behind President Xi's ambitious programs, including the Belt and Road Initiative, "Common Prosperity," and "China Dream."