The instantaneous reaction to the momentous news that Xi Jinping will be eligible to serve a third term and beyond as chairman of China’s government is the most recent demonstration that we live in a connected world. Domestically, Xi’s bold move to amend his country’s Constitution, although undoubtedly popular with the masses, has clearly generated significant elite opposition.
Jerome A. Cohen is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the US-Asia Law Institute at NYU Law School. He is also an adjunct senior fellow for Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Jerome A. Cohen Wed, Mar 7, 2018, 12:21 PM