• President Xi’s Second Term: Prospects for Japan-China Relations

    In March 2018 Chinese President Xi Jinping started his second five-year term. Xi has established an unusually strong hold on power as China’s supreme leader, and the previous two-term limit on the presidency has been eliminated, meaning that he is eligible to stay at the helm even beyond 2023. In this series we consider the outlook for China’s international behavior and for Japan’s relations with its giant and increasingly assertive neighbor under Xi’s ongoing command.