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What A Third Term For Xi Jinping Could Mean For China And The World

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What A Third Term For Xi Jinping Could Mean For China And The World

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 16: Chinese President Xi Jinping, centre, waves to senior members of the government as he leaves at the end of the Opening Ceremony of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at The Great Hall of People on October 16, 2022 in Beijing, China. Xi Jinping is widely expected to secure a third term in power. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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This week, China's Communist Party Congress is expected to approve a historic third term in office for the country's leader, Xi Jinping.

Xi has already been in power for a decade, a period marked by growing authoritarianism in China. Many experts believe he could emerge a more emboldened leader in his new term.

Ailsa Chang speaks with Yun Sun, director of the China Program at the Stimson Center, about the global implications of a third term for Xi Jinping and how this signals a new era for China. And NPR's Emily Feng reports on how little we know about the way China's Communist Party Congress makes its decisions.

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