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A series of internal speeches has confirmed President Xi Jinping’s arch-conservative view that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will choose its own survival over “subversive” reforms.
A 10,000-word story in the Friday edition of the reformist Chinese newspaper Southern Metropolitan Daily has revealed the psychology behind Xi’s refusal to adopt thorough-going economic or political reforms.
The exclusive article made reference to a number of speeches made by China’s strongman in the past three years.
In a notable talk to intimates, Xi, who is also CCP General Secretary and Commander-in-Chief, warned that the party “could suddenly collapse like the Titanic.” The 62-year-old princeling (a reference to the offspring of party elders) is a well-known fan of American movies.
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