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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

China move points to possible end of birth limits

In this June 1, 2018 photo, women walk with children wearing matching outfits at a public park on International Children's Day in Beijing. AP BEIJING -- China is eliminating a trio of agencies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Bongbong: Critics should see bid to abolish PCGG as cue to ‘move on’

  Answering questions on the issue of his father's strongman rule, former senator Bongbong Marcos said that the proposed abolition of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) is proof that their critics should "move on." Marcos was explaining to reporters during a forum in Quezon City on Friday the reason behind the comments of her sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos who asked people to move on from the issues that have hounded their family. In the process, the former lawmaker said: "PCGG has been abolished, ano pa ang gagawin natin dito?" A check on the status of the PCGG shows the agency created 35 years ago remains to be a government entity. Acc...Keep on reading: Bongbong: Critics should see bid to abolish PCGG as cue to ‘move on’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Chinese leader arrives for Africa visit as US interest wanes

DAKAR, Senegal --- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Africa on Saturday on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter trade war, the Trump administration, shows little interest in the world's second most populous continent. This is Xi's first trip abroad since he was appointed to a second term in March with term limits removed, allowing him to rule for as long as he wants. That rang familiar to some of Africa's long-entrenched leaders. China is already Africa's largest trading partner, and it opened its first military base on the continent last year in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, which this month launched a China-b...Keep on reading: Chinese leader arrives for Africa visit as US interest wanes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Hontiveros slams ‘no-el’ proposal

Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveroson Thursday slammed proposals to postpone the 2019 midterm elections to allow lawmakers to tackle a draft constitution that would pave the way for the country's shift to federalism, which she said is a move to prolong the term limits of the President's allies. Hontiveros urged her colleagues in Congress to set their priorities straight and not sacrifice the people's rights over their own ambitions. "Postponing the elections to give way to deliberations on federalism is a great disservice to the proposed new system of governance. Was that what the President's federalism was all about all along? Prolong the term limits of his political allies?" she a...Keep on reading: Hontiveros slams ‘no-el’ proposal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 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