China’s National People’s Congress is set to vote to end constitutional limits on President Xi Jinping’s rule. It’s a major reversal of measures enacted in 1982 designed to prevent a lifelong dictatorship.
It's been ten years since several hundred prominent Chinese intellectuals signed a manifesto calling for democracy and rule of law. But since then, Chinese society has turned more, not less, autocratic, says Perry Link.
Chinese lawmakers have passed a landmark constitutional amendment that removes presidential term limits. The move paves the way for President Xi Jinping to become president for life.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a four-nation visit to Africa. In Senegal he met with the president before heading to Rwanda.
China made a series of historic decisions at its 13th National People's Congress in Beijing. Not only will President Xi Jinping be able to rule indefinitely, he is more powerful than ever, says DW's Philipp Bilsky.
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