Cheng Li and Ryan McElveen warn that China’s decision to eliminate presidential term limits will alienate critical constituencies at home and abroad, potentially giving rise to a leadership split and political instability in China.
Jeffrey Bader answers seven fundamental questions posed by Xi’s move to eliminate presidential term limits, including whether this is a sign of Xi’s strength, what it means for Chinese decision-making, and if there is any positive angle to this development.
On March 7, the John L. Thornton China Center will host a three-part event to assess the prospects for U.S.-China relations. The event will begin with a keynote address by Congressman Rick Larsen, co-chair of the Congressional U.S.-China Working Group. A panel of experts will then analyze the nature of China’s current actions and behavior inside the United States, and a second panel will outline the circumstances under which the United States should continue its engagement policy with China.
The John L. Thornton China Center develops timely, independent analysis and policy recommendations to help U.S. and Chinese leaders address key long-term challenges, both in terms of U.S.-China relations and China's internal development.