'President For Life' Trump Thinks Xi Jinping's Possible Indefinite Term Is Great

Thousands of Chinese legislators erupted into enthusiastic applause on Monday over plans to give President Xi Jinping a lifetime mandate to mould the Asian giant into a global superpower. Talking about the matter on the sidelines of a fund-raising event in Florida, Donald Trump said, "He's now President for life, President for life and he's great.

A stable and growing relationship will not only serve the fundamental interests of both the peoples and it is also the what the worldwide community wants to see", Zhang, a former Chinese Ambassador to United States, said.

"The move is conducive to uphold the authority of the (Communist Party) Central Committee with Xi at the core, and also the unified leadership". An amendment to the U.S. Constitution approved in 1951 limits presidents to two terms in office.

As per Constitution of United States, a President can only serve a maximum of two 4-year terms.

In 2017, China witnessed a GDP growth of 6.9 percent, ranking among the top in the world.

Regardless of whether the Trump thought it was a good idea or not, political commentators and business people in China voiced their displeasure on the proposal by the Communist party in the country.

The actual number for defence spending should be released on Monday, when China's largely rubber-stamp parliament begins its annual session, though past year it was initially not announced, prompting concerns about transparency.

Last year military spending was budgeted to increase by just 7 percent, to 1.044 trillion yuan ($164.60 billion) about one-quarter of the proposed USA defence spending for the year.


Chinese censors banned the letter N on social media.

There are no term limits for the post of party general secretary and the chairmanship of both the party and state Central Military Commissions.

"We will remain firm in safeguarding China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and will never tolerate any separatist schemes or activities for Taiwan independence", Li will say.

Xi will be formally elected to his second term as president at China's largely rubber-stamp parliament.

"This amendment does not mean changes in the system of retirement for party and state leaders and also does not imply that leaders will have lifetime tenure".

CA Yeung, a blogger based in Perth, Australia suggested that "N = infinity"; with Xi Jinping's latest edicts, infinity is how long many see the Chinese leader's rule lasting. He has also pursued a relentless but popular campaign against corruption that has punished more than a million party officials.

Before that, USA presidents, though not prohibited, out of tradition, only served for a maximum of two terms. A U.S. official said Friday no countries will be exempt, but added that possible exemptions to the measures would be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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