China sets stage for Xi’s historic grab to rule indefinitely

  • In this Saturday, March 3, 2018, photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a large screen at the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. Xi is poised to make a historic power grab as China’s legislators gather from Monday and prepare to approve changes that will let him rule indefinitely and undo decades of efforts to prevent a return to crushing dictatorship. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping is poised to make a historic power grab as China’s legislators gather from Monday to approve changes that will let him rule indefinitely and undo decades of efforts to prevent a return to crushing dictatorship.

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