All Hail Xi Jinping, China’s ‘Chairman of Everything’
- March 11, 2018
Mao was the Great Helmsman, Deng the Paramount Leader now meet Xi Jinping, whose growing personality cult has some calling him China’s Chairman of Everything.
China’s rubber-stamp parliament endorsed Xi’s move to abolish rules limiting the head of state to 10 years in power, paving the way for another potential title: President for Life.
Since taking over the Communist Party in 2012, Xi has steadily tightened his grip on virtually all aspects of the party, state apparatus and even how China’s citizens should think.
Along the way he has accumulated an array of increasingly fawning titles to justify this one-man power grab.