Chinese President Mr.Xi Jinping, is as by China’s criterions, still a young man. China’s seeing his ongoing leadership as just an apprenticeship, that is just going to end and that at a mere age of 64, he is quite learned now to be the forever present of China.
As reports have surfaced, Xi has cemented cement his position as the third great leader of his nation since the revolution of 1949. In preserving the national unity and integrity that Mao restored; in extending the free market reforms that Deng Xiaoping began in the 1980s and in completing China’s ascent to economic and military superpower status, Mr Xi will have made his mark on Chinese and world history.
China’s ruling party is taking note of abolishing term limits for the president and vice president, as announced on Sunday. The Communist party of China has offered to change the country’s constitution so that the president and vice president can serve more than applicable two consecutive terms.
As of now, there is a limit of two five-year terms for both presidents and vice presidents. Experts say that this will more power to vice president, Wang also.The amendment would allow existing President Xi Jinping, 64, to be designated again during the next elections in 2023.
Xi Jinping has shown his eagerness to write his own rules, keeping aside how his predecessors followed the orderly pattern by handing over the power to successor.
What has he done?
- He is outshining his own party, who promoted him to the top spot.
- He eliminated his own political rivals by instituting an anti- corruption campaign, which visibly reduced various forms of bribery, but also used to weed out any opposing factions.
- He initiated huge infrastructure projects like, One Belt One Road, made trade collaborations.
- In a key part meeting in October last year, Xi, finally played his cards, the immense ground work he had done, by failing to announce and nominate his successor, and planned to succeed himself.
- A ‘ Xi Jinping Thought’ has been added to Communist Party of China’s charter, and also proposed that a same set of theories will be added to constitution of China.
A power emerging as forcefully as China cannot but disturb its neighbours – all of them. The dozens of micro-territorial disputes across the South China Sea represent a wider, more fundamental fear that China is getting too big and, more to the point, cannot entirely be trusted to allow for free movement by rivals on vital trade routes and a fair exploration of whatever oil, fishing and other resources are available in the region. From Japan to the Philippines and Brunei, China’s ever more visible naval presence causes nervousness.
Despite the upsides, the proposal to scrap presidential term limits rolls back China’s institutional credibility, said Tony Nash, chief executive of data analytics firm Complete Intelligence.
“It’s putting personalities above institutions and I think it’s actually quite dangerous. China was taken into the WTO (World Trade Organization), they had a lot of foreign investment…really in the hopes of many that China will become more democratic and more responsive and more consensual,” Nash added.
There may also be social disquiet as China scraps the two-term presidential limit put in place by former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping to prevent some of the excesses and missteps of the Mao Zedong era.
“As people get wealthier, they want more of a say in their government. I think that contradiction will bear out over the next five to ten years in China, and I think you will start to see some real institutional issues and real cynicism about the government,” Nash said.