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

Feb 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 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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