Rumors of “house arrest” subsided as President Xi Jinping attends an exhibition in Beijing ahead of the Communist Party’s ruling summit.
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited an exhibition in Beijing on Tuesday, his first public appearance since returning to China from an official visit to Central Asia in mid-September — dispelling unsubstantiated claims of his house arrest, state television reported. ‘s rumors.
Xi Jinping has been out of the public eye since returning to China from a summit in Uzbekistan, sparking unsubstantiated speculation of a military coup in Beijing.
Although dying economyThis COVID-19 pandemic and rare public protests, as well as with Western and Tensions in TaiwanXi Jinping is capable of securing a third term to fulfill his grand vision of “rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” in the next few years.
Since becoming party general secretary a decade ago, Xi Jinping has steadily consolidated power, eliminating room for dissent and opposition. China has also become more assertive on the global stage as the alternative leader of the US-led post-World War II order.
The 69-year-old leader may serve a third five-year or longer term in 2018, when he Removed two restrictions for the president.
Corruption within the party has been cracked down under Xi Jinping’s decade-long rule – a series of actions to crack down on it, although observers say it has helped bring down political opponents democratic movement in Hong Kong and strict COVID blockade cities to contain the spread.
Xi Jinping also faces harsh criticism from the international community over human rights repressive policies In the northwestern region of Xinjiang, an estimated 1 million Uyghur and other Muslim minorities were detained in an ostensible total crackdown on “terrorism”.
Xi Jinping is widely expected to receive his third leadership term ahead of the Communist Party’s five-yearly meeting on Oct. 16, after a purge of senior officials. Sun Lijun, former deputy minister of the Ministry of Public Security, Fu Zhenghua, former minister of the Ministry of Justice, and former chiefs of public security in Shanghai, Chongqing, and Shanxi were arrested on charges of corruption.
The detention is China’s biggest political purge in years.
On Sunday, state media released a list of 2,300 delegates to the Communist Party’s central committee. Xi’s name on the list further debunks social media rumours of a military coup in Beijing fueled by unsourced videos of military vehicles and flight cancellations.