Whether Chinese President Xi Jinping can secure a longer term than the next five years depends on upcoming political battles, and the anti-corruption campaign will be his tool. (Nikkei montage/Xinhua/Kyodo)
Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He was the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize.
Here is an interesting yardstick of success for Chinese President Xi Jinping at the ruling party's national congress later this year.