China says lifting term limits is about protecting authority of party

China says lifting term limits is about protecting authority of partyRemoving presidential term limits in the state constitution is about protecting the authority of the ruling Communist Party with President Xi Jinping at its center, a Chinese government spokesman said on Sunday. The party said last Sunday it would remove the two-term limit clause, setting the stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely should he wish, prompting accusations from some in the country that China is set to become another North Korea. While the party’s official People’s Daily said on Thursday the move did not mean life-long terms, the proposal has caused unease in China.



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