Xi’s ambition mirrors those of past emperors: Chinese student

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/13 
By: Li Jiabao (李家寶)

Taipei, March 13 (CNA) A Chinese student in Taiwan said recently that he hoped China would

Li Jiabao (李家寶)

one day become a democratic nation like Taiwan and he expressed the view that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) ambition was to be like the emperors of the past.

“The current situation in China is even worse than before the 1911 Xianhai Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty (the last imperial dynasty in China),” Li Jiabao (李家寶) said in a live stream Monday on Twitter from National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan.

Li Jiabao (李家寶)

In the video titled “I oppose,” Li criticized Xi’s decision last year to remove the two-term limit on the presidency.

With that move, modern politics in China has become an extension of the past autocratic empires, Li said, adding that Xi is now “Emperor Ching Feng (慶豐帝).”