President Trump hails XI for abolishing term limit

China's annual meeting of parliament — All you need to know

Annual congress expected to green-light move to do away with term limits, a move Donald Trump apparently appreciates.

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on March 5, 2018.

Chinese President Xi Jingping is changing the country's constitution to allow him to stay in power indefinitely.

"Resolutely safeguard General Secretary Xi Jinping's core status and the authority of the party's central committee and its centralised and unified leadership", Li said in a speech to almost 3,000 delegates to the ceremonial legislature in the Great Hall of the People. But the threat was carefully calibrated to say that any retaliation would be based on the direct effects of the United States' actions on China's own interests.

Xi is likely to get his way.

The practice of the system and the development of leadership structure are the keys to understanding the true connotation of Chinese presidential system regulated by the Constitution.

"Most of the modern countries in the world adopt this two-term presidency". The slide toward one-man rule under Xi, already China's most dominant figure of recent decades, has fuelled concern Beijing is eroding efforts to guard against the excesses of autocratic leadership and make economic regulation more stable and predictable.

Apart from announcing a growth target of 6.5% for the Chinese economy, the other highlight of the speech was his reference of President Xi Jinping's name multiple times during the speech. He can't let that happen.

Palestinian women protest ahead of International Women's Day
While fight many social battles, and one day can not be seen as a true celebration really, but change often just starts with one. What this effectively does is that retaining women suddenly becomes a far more expensive proposition for employers.

Beijing said that it does not want a trade war with the USA, but will refuse to sit idly by as Washington measures hurt its economy.

Infrastructure connectivity building has yielded early harvests, policy communication is going deeper, cooperation mechanisms are being strengthened and collaboration is unfolding across the board, Zhang said.

He is "president for life"; "Maybe we'll give that a shot some day". "President for life. And he's great", Trump said to an applauding crowd of supporters at a Mar-a-Lago fundraiser Saturday night. President for life, and he's great, and look, he was able to do that.

"I think it's great", Trump added.

It was not clear whether the comment was made in jest.

In the recording, Trump appears to be making an obvious joke about what has been widely seen as a power grab by Xi to remain in his position as president of China. "George Washington would roll over in his grave", said Khanna.

"During consultations and surveys at the grass-roots level, many regions, departments and members of the party and the public have unanimously called for the rules on presidential term limits in the constitution to be revised", said Wang Chen, secretary general of the NPC, without saying which regions or departments.

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