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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress on March 20.
China People's Congress 2018

40 years after opening up, China is going backward

Xi Jinping ends Deng Xiaoping's era and aims to Sinicize the world

TETSUSHI TAKAHASHI, Nikkei China bureau chief | China

BEIJING -- The wheel of Chinese history appears to be moving in reverse. At the 40th National People's Congress since Deng Xiaoping launched his economic reforms in 1978, China has abolished presidential term limits.

And the ruling Chinese Communist Party appears to be trying to go much further; it seems to want to change the world to fit its needs.

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