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Reactions to power expansion: ‘Xi forces us into systems competition’

Following the “historic resolution” of the 6th Plenum of the Central Committee, officials of the sole ruling Communist Party pathetically elevated head of state Xi Jinping to “helmsman”. “As long as we recognize Comrade Xi as the core, the giant ship of China’s national rejuvenation will have a helmsman and be able to weather any storm,” the head of the party’s own policy research bureau, Jiang Jinquan, said at a closing press conference of the plenum last Friday. Xi deserved to be called the “leader of the people,” he said.

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