The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a bipartisan body set up by Congress to look into our…economic and security relations…has become willing to begin calling a spade a spade, instead of hiding behind euphemisms. At least in one narrow area.
The group believes Mr Xi should be known by his party title, general secretary, as a more accurate description of his role.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China is certainly apt. I suggest, though, a title more consistent with Xi’s actions, which are throwback to, and repetitive of, an earlier period: Emperor.