The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has concluded its sixth plenary session with a symbolic resolution endorsing the “central” role of Xi Jinping as the leader of the unified formation that paves the way for the president for a third term at the top. of the Asian giant.
The “Resolution on the Party’s Great Achievements and Historical Experiences in the Last Century” served to end a four-day meeting in which the CCP Central Committee put Xi on the level of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.
So far, the party had only passed resolution of this caliber in 1945 and 1918, so Xi faces Congress with a halo comparable to that of the great leaders for the next year and that would open the door to a virtually infinite presidency if that were to happen Is considered.
The 370 members of the Central Committee believe that “the entire party, the entire army and the entire population of all ethnic groups” should be united around the CCP leadership, “with Comrade Xi Jinping at the center,” according to the official news agency’s text Xinhua.
Beijing is expecting a “new era” which, as Professor Wu Qiang puts it, will grant Xi “absolute authority”. The resolution turns the page to “collective leadership” in favor of the “cult of the leader,” Wu told the DPA news agency.