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China Amends Their Constitution, Removes Term Limits From Presidency and Vice Presidency

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posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 02:17 AM
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Looks like china is headed back into the depths of communism. If not under xi jin ping, then under someone else in the future.

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We all know china is communist but they've been softening their stances on a number of issues over the last 25 years or so. But now it seem president xi jin ping doesn't think two terms will be enough to accomplish what he wants. So like a true communist, he changed the rules for himself.

Here is the relevant portion, translated:

14. The 79th article of the Constitution "the President and Vice-President of the People's Republic of China shall have the same term of office for each term of the NPC and not more than two consecutive sessions." "Amended to:" The president of the People's Republic of China, Vice-President of each term with the NPC.


Here's another article (english this time) that explains with a little more nuance.
www.cnbc.com...
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posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 02:20 AM
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a reply to: Dfairlite

China may have once been communist, I don't think can be classified as such anymore.



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 02:28 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

It's transitioning into fascism, but they're still communist right now. As of 2016 66% of their GDP came from government owned business.
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posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 02:29 AM
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a reply to: Dfairlite

Just before China's President, Xi Jinping, came to America and met President Trump last year, I saw an article about how he did something to give himself unlimited power to rule China, as he sees fit.

President Trump speaks with Xi Jinping frequently by phone. Maybe he's getting tips on how to duplicate what Jinping accomplished.



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 02:33 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

LOL Probably!



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 03:11 AM
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China is going on a war footing. Tightening economic controls and consolidating political power are two of the first steps in leading a country into a prolonged campaign.

Couple these moves with North Korea, which is essentially a puppet state, agitating the U.S. most ominously by threatening to nuke Guam. Destroying Guam would essentially cripple our ability to defend our allies in SE Asia. Those islands in the Spratley's China has been building? Forward operating bases.

Add to that China (along with Russia) have been making strong moves against the petrodollar. Which is something we've proven we'll go to war over.

My personal opinion had been that the elites wouldn't allow this because it would disrupt their flow of money too greatly, but the writing is increasingly on the wall as to where were headed, unfortunately.



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 03:19 AM
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originally posted by: Dfairlite
Looks like china is headed back into the depths of communism. If not under xi jin ping, then under someone else in the future.


It's not heading back to the "depths of communism", it's heading full-on into personal dictatorship, rather than a dictatorship by the communist party. Not only is Xi Jinping consolidating his own power, he is presiding over a country that is becoming extraordinarily repressive using technology.

A worrying model for the future.



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 03:28 AM
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a reply to: paraphi


Tell me about it.

I live in HK.

Go to SCMP.com to see what's going on.

www.scmp.com...




China will scrap limit on presidential terms, meaning Xi Jinping can stay on Constitution will be revised at upcoming parliamentary session


He just wants to keep up with Trump?

Maybe it was the chinese all along! OMG!




posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 03:56 AM
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Technically "Communism" as it was intended by Marx is the eventual abolishment of State/Government, workers owning the means of production, abolishment of Class and monetary systems etc, having a Leader/President/Dictator is not the original theory of Communism.

The CPH is more 'Leninist" or Marxist-Leninist and based more in democratic centralism, so while they may call themselves the Communist Party, it seems to be in the primary stages of "Socialism" similar to the Transitional State by Marx, or the Vanguard party by Lenin.



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 04:28 AM
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a reply to: paraphi

Good distinction



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 04:29 AM
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a reply to: XAnarchistX

Lemme guess, communism has never really been tried?



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 05:37 AM
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originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: XAnarchistX

Lemme guess, communism has never really been tried?



Right, but I’m sure it will be done right the next time!

/sarc



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 05:46 AM
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there will still be rules and regulations in the chinese constitution to cover what the president can / cannot do . along with remove him from office should it be necessary .

Xi is doing far better job of running china than any western politicians are in leading their countries . not everyone wants american dumbocrappy regardless of what western media says .

lastly most chinese are in support of it and of president xi . at end of day thats what matters .



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 06:18 AM
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originally posted by: VengefulGhost
Xi is doing far better job of running china than any western politicians are in leading their countries .


So the totally compliant and controlled Chinese media would have you believe. Dictatorships always have massive support from their people because the people are not allowed to ask for anything different, and so to do often involves a visit from the secret police.

When China's shiny new dawn of economic growth starts to go sour you will see a swing towards divisive nationalism. China is mired in debt and for some there is still poverty. There's a reason why China is arming itself to the teeth and racking up its territorial claims, because nationalism is a force of control.



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 06:21 AM
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China Amends Their Constitution, Removes Term Limits From Presidency and Vice Presidency


That's never a good sign, an asshole in power will remain in power unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 06:24 AM
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originally posted by: VengefulGhost
there will still be rules and regulations in the chinese constitution to cover what the president can / cannot do . along with remove him from office should it be necessary .

Xi is doing far better job of running china than any western politicians are in leading their countries . not everyone wants american dumbocrappy regardless of what western media says .

lastly most chinese are in support of it and of president xi . at end of day thats what matters .


I'm glad no one wants American "awesomeness". We prefer to keep it in the USA. China is a dictatorship, the people don't have a choice to dislike what the party does. LOL.

Also to add, the Chinese people are brainwashed from birth to worship the party before anything else and are locked up or sent to re-education camps if they do not obey.



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 06:50 AM
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Or possibly they are reacting to the growing middle class that is getting enough exposure around the globe that made them question the people in charge of China.

So China's govt is re-securing its power.



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 06:58 AM
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a reply to: paraphi




So the totally compliant and controlled Chinese media would have you believe. Dictatorships always have massive support from their people because the people are not allowed to ask for anything different, and so to do often involves a visit from the secret police.


Your going to say that when, in the west, the media is nothing but a mouth piece of government. IE, the end result is the same, no matter the method. Control of the media via the governmnet.



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 07:05 AM
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Xi is not doing a great job running the country, the northerners (most corrupt in country) love him and the southerners (progressives and businesspeople) hate him. Many folks are worried down here in the south, but not able to voice those concerns. This doesn't bode well after Mao's and Jiang Zi Min's terrible turns running things.

Xi did not crack down on corruption, he cracked down on the his corrupt enemies and left his corrupt buddies alone. Well known fact here in the middle kingdom. The economy is on shakey footing with a looming black swan credit event, cooked GDP numbers, housing bubble which could burst at any time, and a looming trade war (long overdue IMHO).

It's always said when the small shops start closing the economy is not doing well because the little guy can't make a living. Take a walk in any major Chinese city and you'll see boarded up small shops or ones with locks on the doors and out of business signs on every street. It was not this way 5 years ago. Businesses generally pay rent by the quarter and at the end of every quarter you can start counting up the failures in the final week of the quarter.

Forward to dictatorship!



posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 07:07 AM
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a reply to: SpartanStoic

Wow. There we go. Straight from the figurative horses mouth to prove it. Thanks for your comment!


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