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Chinese President Xi Jinping has not lined up a successor as is customary, raising speculation that he would seek to stay in power beyond a second term. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)
China People's Congress 2018

China paves way for Xi to hold on to power beyond second term

Proposed constitutional amendment scraps 10-year limit for presidents

TETSUSHI TAKAHASHI, Nikkei China bureau chief | China

BEIJING -- The Communist Party of China announced a proposal Sunday to abolish a constitutional provision limiting a president's time in office to two terms, setting the stage for Xi Jinping to stay on beyond 2023.

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