If Xi Jinping’s 3.5 hour speech wasn’t enough to torture the bladders and eyelids of attendees at the last plenary session several months ago, it seems the 10-yr presidential term limit is about to be thrown out meaning Xi can rule for as long as he likes. While many criticize the current US administration for its authoritarian behaviour it is not a lick on this. His grip on regional geopolitics from here on will challenge the resolve of its neighbours, most likely thrusting them into the bosom of the US. Watch US arms deals in Asia take off.
Also note India announced last week it is now building a major military base in the Seychelles to combat China’s influence in territorial waters. China has already got Sri Lanka on board with the Port of Hambantota which allows PLA Navy ships to dock. China is also funding Pakistan to help build the backdoor to India’s north via the Karakoram Highway.
Interesting times ahead.