Xi Jinping Doesn’t Want to Admit He’s an Autocrat

His rhetoric is a mishmash of different concepts, some directly at odds with one another.

On July 1, Xi Jinping delivered a speech commemorating the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). For longtime Xi watchers, his address contained little, if anything, that was new. Still, the speech, which was transcribed into English and released on state-controlled media websites, provides a useful wi…

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