Chinese president Xi Jinping could become leader for life as China moves to scrap term limits

Posted In: News Date:Feb 25th, 2018

The party's Central Committee proposed scrapping term limits for the country's president, appearing to lay the groundwork for the party leader to rule beyond 2023. 

Since taking office more than five years ago, Xi has overseen a radical shake-up of the party, including taking down top leaders once thought untouchable as part of his popular war on deep-rooted corruption. 

Sunday's announcement, carried by state news agency Xinhua, gave few details, but it proposed to remove from the constitution the expression that China's president and vice president 'shall serve no more than two consecutive terms.'