Nothing new here in Xi Jin Ping's grab on power. This was central to the communist party's plans before Xi Jin Ping came to power. There is a 100 year plan in the making for the communist party. The 5000 year old civilization of China starting with Emperor Qin Shi Huang does not think in terms of 4 year presidential cycles. Neither does the Communist Party. Long term strategy built upon deception and the teachings of military leader SunZi.