The Xi administration abolished presidential term limits, continued its crackdown on political opponents and the imprisonment of millions of Uyghur citizens, and stepped up ideological indoctrination advocating its authoritarian political system as an alternative to liberal democracy.

China’s GDP has continued to grow, albeit at a smaller pace than in the previous years. Reducing poverty is one of the signature policies of the Xi administration, improving access to social service and increasing welfare handouts, as China now falls into the category of countries with high human development.

Next to pursuing social stability and economic development, the government follows a deliberate strategy of counterbalancing the threat of pro-democracy tendencies and challenges to the party’s political hegemony.

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