What overseas Chinese citizens make of Xi Jinping’s resignation rumours

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A sreenshot of the state-sponsored People’s Daily newspaper on May 20, 2022. (via China Media Project) Rumours of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s potential resignation have swirled on Chinese social media over the past two weeks and prompted speculation among overseas Chinese dissidents. The rumour first came from a Canadian based Youtuber, Lao Deng (老灯), who cited an anonymous Chinese security official as his source on May 5, 2022, claiming that Xi agreed to let Chinese Premier Li Keqiang handle China’s economic and diplomatic crisis during the Chinese Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Comm…

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