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China silences critics of move to abolish term limits for Xi

BEIJING --- The day China's ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely as Mao Zedong did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldn't sleep. So Ma, a renowned writer, wrote a social media post urging the party to remember the history of unchecked one-man rule that ended in catastrophe. "History is regressing badly," Ma thundered in his post. "As a Chinese of conscience, I cannot stay silent!" Censors silenced him anyway, swiftly wiping his post from the internet. As China's rubber-stamp legislature prepares to approve constitutional changes abolishing term limits for the president on Sunday, signs of dissent and biti...Keep on reading: China silences critics of move to abolish term limits for Xi.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMar 10th, 2018

China drowns out critics of lifetime Xi presidency

BEIJING, China – China's propaganda machine kicked into overdrive on Tuesday, February 27, to defend the Communist Party's move to lift term limits for President Xi Jinping as criticism persisted on social media in defiance of censorship. The party has shocked many observers by proposing a constitutional amendment to end ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Xi reappointed as China’s president with no term limits

    BEIJING --- Xi Jinping was reappointed Saturday as China's president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve. The National People's Congress, China's rubber-stamp legislature, also appointed close Xi ally Wang Qishan to the formerly ceremonial post of vice president. Xi, 64, is considered the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong and last Sunday was given the right to continue in office indefinitely after the legislature scrapped term limits for the president and vice president. Chinese officials defended the move saying it would bring the presidency in-line with Xi's other two main positons of head of the ruling Communist Party and comm...Keep on reading: Xi reappointed as China’s president with no term limits.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

No terms limits could give Xi more sway on Hong Kong, Taiwan

BEIJING — China's move to scrap term limits and allow Xi Jinping to serve as president indefinitely puts him on track to deal with some of the country's weig.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

China s parliament puts Xi on course to rule for life

BEIJING, China (UPDATED) – China's Xi Jinping on Sunday, March 11, secured a path to rule indefinitely as parliament abolished presidential term limits , handing him almost total authority to pursue a vision of transforming the nation into an economic and military superpower. The move reverses the era of "collective" leadership and orderly succession ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Xi s lifetime rule may mean continued hardline stance in West PH Sea – analyst

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese President Xi Jinping's move toward  lifetime rule could see China maintaining a hardline stance in the West Philippine Sea, according to an analyst. On Sunday, March 11, China's parliament abolished presidential term limits , paving the way for Xi to rule for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

China lawmakers abolish presidential term limits

BEIJING — China’s rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits that will enable President Source link link: China lawmakers abolish presidential term limits.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

China lawmakers abolish presidential term limits

BEIJING — China's rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits that will enable President.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

China downplays lifting of presidential term limit

BEIJING, China — China sought on Sunday, March 4, to downplay the Communist Party's move to scrap presidential term limits, a decision that could pave the way for Xi Jinping to remain president for life. The National People's Congress (NPC), China's rubber-stamp parliament, will vote on March 11 on constitutional amendments which ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

World watches keenly Xi lifetime power play in China

BEIJING -- President Xi Jinping’s leap toward lifelong rule has largely been met by guarded silence in world capitals as governments try to predict how China’s formidable leader will wield his newfound power on the global stage. The Communist Party’s move to lift presidential term limits will allow Xi to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

World braces for blowback from Xi lifetime power play in China

BEIJING, China – Chinese President Xi Jinping's leap toward lifelong rule has largely been met by guarded silence in world capitals as governments try to predict how China's formidable leader will wield his newfound power on the global stage. The Communist Party's move to lift presidential term limits will allow ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

What an extension of Xi’s reign in China means for investors

HONG KONG — The removal of presidential term limits should guarantee one thing for investors — their China portfolios will be increasingly tied to one man. Markets initially welcomed China’s plan to change its constitution on Monday, a move that would allow Xi Jinping to rule beyond 2023. Analysts say the political certainty should be […] The post What an extension of Xi’s reign in China means for investors appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Kremlin cracking down on internet to muzzle critics, say experts

MOSCOW, Russia – As Vladimir Putin starts his 4th Kremlin term, authorities are turning up the heat on popular websites and apps ostensibly to fight terrorism but analysts say the real motive is to muzzle critics. A move this week to block the strongly encrypted messenger Telegram , less than ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Xi reappointed as China s president with no term limits

BEIJING — Xi Jinping was reappointed Saturday as China's president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

All hail to China’s Xi Jinping: Chairman of everything

BEIJING --- Lawmakers of China's rubber-stamp parliament on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits that will enable President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. Nearly 3,000 hand-picked delegates to the National People's Congress endorsed the constitutional amendment, voting 2,958 in favor with two opposed, three abstained and one vote invalidated. The amendment upends a system enacted by the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1982 to prevent a return to the bloody excesses of a lifelong dictatorship typified by Mao Zedong's chaotic 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution. The slide toward one-man rule under Xi has fueled concern that Bei...Keep on reading: All hail to China’s Xi Jinping: Chairman of everything.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

China allows Xi to remain president indefinitely

China’s largely rubber stamp parliament on Sunday passed a series of constitutional amendments, including one that removes presidential term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Xi – the new Mao?

The recent proposal by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China to remove the two term limits of the President is really not a surprise......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Economists see stability in Xi presidency for life

BEIJING -- As Xi Jinping marches toward presidency for life, economists are lauding the stability of his continued rule but the move has caused some Chinese people to consider moving assets, or themselves, abroad. The Communist Party’s move to scrap presidential term limits is the latest indication Xi is returning….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Specter of one-man rule looms as China lifts Xi’s term limit

BEIJING, China --- For some Chinese, their feelings about plans to lift term limits to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely can be represented best by a cuddly stuffed bear. Social media users shared images of Winnie the Pooh hugging a jar of honey along with the quote, "Find the thing you love and stick with it." The Disney bear's image has often been compared to Xi, prompting periodic blocks on the use of Pooh pictures online. Other online commenters wrote, "Attention, the vehicle is reversing" --- an automated announcement used by Chinese delivery vehicles --- suggesting that China is returning to the era of former dictator Mao Zedong or even imperial rule. ...Keep on reading: Specter of one-man rule looms as China lifts Xi’s term limit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

China paves way for Xi Jinping to remain leader for years

BEIJING — China's ruling Communist Party has proposed scrapping term limits for the country's president, the official news agency said, appearing to lay the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

China has shut down 13,000 websites since 2015 – Xinhua

BEIJING, China – China has shut down or revoked the licenses of 13,000 websites since 2015 for violating the country's Internet rules , state media reported Sunday, December 24. The news comes as the Communist country continues to strengthen its already tight regulation of the Internet, a move which critics say has picked up ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017