Even after he leaves office, willingly or un-wilingly does not matter he calculates. After all, the one party dictatorship of Chinese “Communists” who were bailed out by Capitalism can not even get the mug of Mao off their physical currency as they would like. Mao is one of the largest mass murderers in history. There have been many.

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Hong Kong, on the other hand, will likely have a different outcome if they cross the Xi Red Line.