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Xi Jinping Wants to Have It Both Ways in China

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves to teachers and students during a visit to Renmin University of China in Beijing on April 25. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves to teachers and students during a visit to Renmin University of China in Beijing on April 25. 

Photographer: Xie Huanchi/Xinhua News Agency

Chinese President Xi Jinping is still trying to have it both ways. How much longer can he get away with it? 

Xi will be seeking endorsement from the Communist Party leadership later this year for a precedent-breaking third term at the helm.