Minxin Pei | Xi Jinping’s year of living dangerously
Xi Jinping's influence will be put to test next year, when the Chinese Communist Party holds its 19th National Congress to select his new team
It might seem ludicrous to suggest that Chinese President Xi Jinping, the country’s most powerful leader since Mao, will be in danger in 2017. But looks can be deceiving, and his consolidation of power may not be as unassailable as it seems. The test will come next year, when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) holds its 19th National Congress to select a new team of leaders to serve under Xi.