China's presidential term limit: All news

China's presidential term limit: All news

What ‘Emperor Xi’ means for China and the world
Chinese President Xi Jinping can now stay in power indefinitely, after lawmakers nearly unanimously approved changes to the constitution.  Over the weekend, they agreed to remove term limits for the positions of president and vice-president. Xi, currently heading into his second five-year term as president, is now China's most powerful leader in decades. ​ What does his leadership mean for China and the world? Inkstone has invited Willy Lam, a veteran China watcher at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Zhu Lijia, a public affairs professor at the state-run Chinese Academy of Governance, to offer their views. What impact will this have on Chinese society? Xi has been tightening the Chi
What ‘Emperor Xi’ means for China and the world
You’re “Not My President,” overseas Chinese students tell Xi Jinping
Chinese students in the US are borrowing the “Not My President” slogan, which has been used against Donald Trump and George W. Bush, to voice their opposition to the proposed abolition of presidential term limits in China.   Posters carrying the image of Chinese President Xi Jinping and the words “Not My President” have been popping up on US campuses. The first posters appeared at the University of California, San Diego last week, according to Foreign Policy. Similar posters have been seen at seven other US universities, including Columbia University, New York University and Indiana University. Posters @CurtinUni Curtin University, Australia. Thank you for your support! #IDISAGREE #我不同意 pic.
You’re “Not My President,” overseas Chinese students tell Xi Jinping
Here's how China is justifying the rise of 'Emperor Xi'
China shocked the world last week when it announced a proposal to remove term limits for the presidency and vice-presidency. The move paves the way for Chinese leader Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely. Critics are referring to it as the rise of "Emperor Xi."   Now, in another twist, the Chinese Communist Party is seeking to justify the bombshell revisions to its constitution. So what exactly happened? In typical Chinese Communist Party fashion, National People's Congress (NPC) Secretary General Wang Chen stood to read out an hour-long, 20-page explanation of 21 separate amendments to the constitution. As usual, the presentation was a formal affair. Delegates broke into applause as Wan
Here's how China is justifying the rise of 'Emperor Xi'
Should China abolish presidential term limits?
China is clearing the way for President Xi Jinping to stay on indefinitely. The ruling Communist Party made the surprise proposal last week to end the two-term, ten-year limit on the presidency and vice-presidency, abolishing a decades-long check on power. If the constitutional amendment is passed by the National People's Congress – the largely rubber-stamp national legislature – during their annual meetings this month, Xi could stay on as president after his second term ends in 2023. The move breaks with the political norms for leadership transition that many thought had been institutionalized in recent years. The term limits were introduced decades earlier by Deng Xiaoping, the leader cred
Should China abolish presidential term limits?
Scrapping limits puts the nation at tremendous risk
The scrapping of constitutional limits on presidential terms is one step back in China’s political reform, and will put China's development and people's lives at tremendous risk.  The adoption of presidential term limits in the 1982 constitution was a historic reform measure taken by the Communist Party and the people of China after the immense suffering of the Cultural Revolution.  Dropping the limits will again plant the seeds of chaos and lead to serious damage.  Once China loses its checks on its leaders, the nation’s future development will depend on a dice roll. If the leader makes the right decision, thank God; if the person makes mistakes, we will have no way to stop him. Power witho
Scrapping limits puts the nation at tremendous risk
The transformation modern China needs
As soon as the news broke that China was planning to remove the term limits of its president, the news was pooh-poohed by Western pundits as a retrograde step designed to make Xi Jinping a lifelong leader. Since the Age of Enlightenment (or going back much earlier, to the signing of Magna Carta), Western political ideology has privileged the rule of law, curbs on state power and checks and balances. Against such a background, it is hardly surprising that China’s latest constitutional move is viewed with skepticism. It would be much more productive to look at the proposed constitutional change in the context of China’s own political traditions and ideology. To understand what works and what d
The transformation modern China needs