The epic eye roll that exposed the sham of China’s biggest political gathering

The near-unanimous approval of a constitutional amendment to abolish term limits for president Xi Jinping, and a journalist rolling her eyeballs over an obsequious question, are the two most memorable incidents that happened at this year’s Two Sessions meetings, China’s biggest annual political gathering.

Both events highlight the extent to which a meticulous control of information and intolerance of dissent are used to maintain China’s political image.

At a news conference on the...


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