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Chinese leader Xi Jinping may be set to become the third leader in the history of the People’s Republic of China to seek a historical resolution that could allow him to extend his rule over the country indefinitely. Bloomberg reported on Sunday that Xi is seeking an official resolution — known as a historical resolution — that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) may bring forward this week during their last major meeting before China’s twice-a-decade congress meets at the end of 2022. While ostensibly a historical document, the New York Times reported a historical resolution may be used to declare Xi as the defining leader of the current era, on par with the communist government’s founder, Mao Zedong, and place him firmly as the leader of the CCP. Wu Guoguang, professor of history at the University of Victoria in Canada, told Bloomberg that these historical resolutions carry such weight because of what he described as China’s system of “documentary politics.” In the first-ever historical reso …

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