China Sets Stage for Xi to Stay in Office Indefinitely

China's President Xi Jinping

China’s President Xi Jinping / Reuters

 

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office.

Since taking office more than five years ago, Xi has overseen a radical shake-up of the party, including taking down top leaders once thought untouchable as part of his popular war on deep-rooted corruption.

Sunday’s announcement, carried by state news agency Xinhua, gave few details. It said the proposal had been made by the party’s Central Committee, the largest of its elite ruling bodies. The proposal also covers the vice president position. Continue reading

China’s Xi Jingping becomes MORE POWERFUL than Donald Trump as balance of power shifts

The Congress is used to decide the party’s five-year plan for policy (Getty)

 

CHINESE President Xi Jinping could leave the Communist Party Congress this week with as much power as the People’s Republic’s founder Chairman Mao and even more than US President Donald Trump, analysts have claimed.

In a three and a half hour speech to the Congress, he said he would build the nation as a “modern socialist country” and refuse to use the political systems of other countries. Continue reading