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Volume 23  Number 1  •  Summer 2018
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China’s Next Ten Years
By Roy C. Smith
This article appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of The Independent Review

In March 2018, the Chinese Communist Party amended its constitution to eliminate term limits on the presidency, thereby clearing the way for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely. Xi’s political dominance, however, will have less effect on whether his country becomes a global superpower that rivals the United States, than will China’s slowing economic growth, adverse demographic trends, and rising debt.

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Other Independent Review articles by Roy C. Smith
    Fall 2016   Is China the Next Japan?
    Spring 2016   Understanding a Cuban Transition
    Summer 2013   The Agony of the Euro
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