On Sunday, the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party formally introduced the proposal to revise the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China.
Submitted to the National People’s Congress, the proposal will remove the term limitations on the presidency once approved, thus opening the doors to a permanent presidency for Chinese President Xi Jinping.
People expect Xi to stay in power beyond his second term, although Beijing carefully calibrated the timing for that question not to be answered until five years later.
This article was originally published by The Hill on February 28, 2018. Read the full article here.