Chinese president Xi Jinping has not named a successor, which is unusual practice in the country, says Steve Vines, EWN Asia correspondent.
He says that there is speculation that Jinping has left this open so he can serve another five-year term as president.
The convention in Chinese politics - and it's a very strong convention - is that the leader only serves two terms.— Steve Vines, EWN Asia correspondent
Jinping hasn't nominated a successor and has also talked about outdated rules which seems to be a code for saying the outdated rule for only serving two terms.— Steve Vines, EWN Asia correspondent
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