Any acknowledged opposition whatsoever to Xi as a potential candidate for party leader this October? Any others publicly discussed?

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The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party begins October 16, 2022 and

It is believed that either current Chinese leader Xi Jinping will be re-elected as the general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, or will be newly elected as the chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, a title that has not been used since 1982, and the highest position held by Mao Zedong. Ming Pao reported that Xi will be re-elected as CCP leader and will be given the title "people's leader" (Chinese: 人民领袖; pinyin: Rénmín Lǐngxiù) in addition to his core leader title. Previously, only Mao Zedong and Hua Guofeng were given "leader" (Chinese: 领袖; pinyin: Lǐngxiù) titles.

Thus is is believed that the decision is primarily over the particular way in which Xi will be reaffirmed as leader of the CCP and with which designation, rather than "if".

As an aside, Voice of America's View China's Xi as Party Leader, Not President, Scholars Say reminds us that while the office of President of the People's Republic of China had the two 5-year term limit that was waved for Xi, there was no formal term limit for party leader for Xi, though several previous presidents did step down from that particular position after two terms.

Question: Is there any acknowledged opposition whatsoever to Xi as a potential candidate for party leader this October? Have any other names surfaced in publicly available discussions?


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