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China: Constitutional Changes Enshrine Xi's Power for Years to Come

MIN READFeb 25, 2018 | 19:14 GMT

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on Feb. 25 proposed the removal of consecutive term limits for the President and Vice-President of the People's Republic of China.

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on Feb. 25 proposed the removal of consecutive term limits for the President and Vice-President of the People's Republic of China. The decision to remove existing two-term limits from the country's Constitution came just a day before the all-important third plenary session of the Central Committee. Third plenary sessions are rarely held this early -- they are normally scheduled a year after the quinquennial Party Congress -- and this sitting was announced mere days ahead. The proposal, along with moves to enshrine Chinese President Xi Jinping's Thought (specifically, his Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era) into the state constitution, will be central to the upcoming National People's Congress beginning March 5....

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