Xi, in ‘Godfather’ Mold, Looks Assertive and Even Imperial

FewsmithNew York Times
Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences

The president of China, Xi Jinping, has admitted to watching “The Godfather,” and this week he proved he could be a shrewd student of one of that film’s themes: the art of amassing and applying power in a small, secretive circle of men…

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“Xi sees power in very personal terms and seems ready to act on that understanding. Whether that is good for China is another question.”

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