Constitutional amendment good for China's enduring stability

Elias Hubbard
March 13, 2018

Beijing sources reported that China's national legislature incorporated President Xi Jinping's thought on 'Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, ' in the country's constitution and the inclusion of the Chinese President's political philosophy, along with the removal of presidential term limits, were the major constitutional amendments made by the 12th National People's Congress.

There was applause as the result was announced in the National Congress, though Xi appeared to show little emotion at the result. Political power corrupts. All political power should be limited.

Shen cited Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, as saying that leading officials should uphold rule of law, oppose rule of man, hold in awe of the Constitution, and exercise their duty within the boundaries of the Constitution and laws, when joining a panel discussion with NPC deputies from Chongqing.

Even that has been swept aside under Xi, who is poised to rule for as long as he wants as China's most powerful leader since Mao. I am a big supporter of term limits.

In terms of cross-Taiwan Strait relations, Xi has broken many CPC customary practices and systems concerning the links since he took power in 2013, the scholar went on.

He predicted that Xi will reinforce his strength to pressure Taiwan in the global community on one hand, and introduce more incentives to lure Taiwanese resources and win Taiwanese people's hearts on the other.

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