China’s Parliament Ends Presidential Term Limits

HeadlineMar 12, 2018
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In China, the National People’s Congress voted Sunday to remove presidential term limits from the Chinese constitution, clearing the way for President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. Only two of the Communist Party’s 3,000 delegates voted against the change, which will also enshrine so-called Xi Jinping Thought as part of China’s constitution. This month, President Trump praised Chinese President Xi for consolidating power, saying, “He’s now president for life. … I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day.”

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