China's ruling party adopts govt. reshuffle plan

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China's Communist Party proposed an amendment to the country's constitution on Sunday which would end its two-term presidential term limit.

There will also be a major government reshuffle, with vice premiers, certain new ministers and other top officials like the central bank chief decided, and a shake-up of government departments. At the moment, he has not yet completed his first. It is, however, the one that has triggered widespread condemnation, in China and elsewhere.

Setting term limits for political leaders is often linked to democracy or constitutional rule. Only by setting term limits can we avoid the pitfalls of such abuse and ensure a peaceful transfer of power.

In the closed-door remarks, a recording of which was obtained by CNN, Trump also praised China's President Xi Jinping for recently consolidating power and extending his potential tenure, musing he wouldn't mind making such a maneuver himself.

Xi's real power rests on two other roles comprising "the trinity system".

But more importantly, he has also fractured the final remnants of the post-Mao Zedong Communist Party leadership consensus forged in the late 1970s and early 1980s. If that goes into effect, Xi Jinping, now 64, will be free to stay on as China's head of state indefinitely.

With the status of "core leader" and his name written into the Constitution, the retirement age limit is not expected to be applicable to Xi. People on social media noted a likeness between Xi and Pooh, while comparing Obama to Tigger, another animal character. And he obviously wants to continue doing so.

From February 26 to 28, the 19th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee just held an unusually early (and significant) third plenum session, with almost 400 of the most powerful CCP officials attending.

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Moreover, as John Pomfret pointed out in the Washington Post, Xi actually targeted an up-and-coming figure, Sun Zhengcai from Chongqing, by having him detained for "serious discipline violations", the code phrase for corruption, ahead of the 19th Congress.

If Xi Jinping succeeds in relieving himself of term limits and framing authoritarianism as a viable alternative to liberal democracy, "he will not only have secured his own future and extended the future of China's Communist Party, he may also establish a new model for authoritarianism to thrive worldwide", The New York Times said on February 28.

The proposal is to remove the expression that the President and Vice-President "shall serve no more than two consecutive terms" from Article 79 of the country's Constitution.

Passage of the proposed constitutional amendment by the congress' almost 3,000 handpicked delegates is all but certain.

The attention-grabbing move is resulting in a stark change in the worldwide narrative. His Belt and Road initiative intends to link China with Central Asia and Europe, which attempts a wildly ambitious reshaping of the global economic order.

There are many reasons to see catastrophic consequences. To his credit, Deng treated Hua relatively well after removing him from power. The longer you are in power, the more poor, or at least sub-optimal, decisions you make. Optimism, in turn, resulted in foreign support for the Party itself.

Western and Indian critics of China censure its system of governance because "it is not like ours". He has not followed the usual practice of naming a successor.

Abroad, Mr. Xi has put paid to the optimistic narrative about China's "peaceful rise". Certainly China would continue as a one-party state, but it would be one that operated within constitutional bounds.

SCMP sources went on to say, there will also be a shake-up of the government's ministries and agencies, including a possible merger of the banking and insurance watchdogs - the China Insurance Regulatory Commission and the China Banking Regulatory Commission.

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