China plans to lift two-term limit

The Communist Party in China has proposed changes to the Chinese constitution that a president “shall serve no more than two consecutive terms of five years”.

The proposal is set to be put forward to legislators at the National Leaders Congress on March the 5th and if it does get the nod, it will undoubtedly give President Xi Jinping power that former leader Mao Zedong had when he ruled the country.

What does this mean for politics in China and is it likely to strengthen China’s global dominance, both politically and economically?

The Daily was joined by Associate Professor of the Social and Political Sciences program at UTS Dr Chongyi Feng to discuss this and more.

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