China’s leader warns of “stormy seas”
Islam News – In his nearly two-hour address at the Communist Party congress yesterday, Xi Jinping defended his hard-line reign and presented himself as the leader who saved the nation from the pandemic and who can guide the country through danger and uncertainty.
Xi, who is poised to claim a third term as leader, used his opening report to argue that his decade in power had brought historic gains: a campaign against corrupt officials, a cleanup of the environment and a crackdown on antigovernment protesters in Hong Kong.
Though he did not mention the U.S. by name, his distrust of the world’s other great power was an unmistakable backdrop as Xi warned of potential obstacles ahead. “Get the house in good repair before rain comes, and prepare to undergo the major tests of high winds and waves, and even perilous, stormy seas,” he said.
Analysis: Xi’s speech represented a movement in the party’s focus away from economic development and squarely toward his obsession with security — quashing all ideological and geopolitical challenges to the party’s rule.
Source: The New York Times