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China: To Xi or not to Xi?

Chinese parliamentarians yesterday resoundingly endorsed leaders' justification for removing term limits for the state presidency, which will allow Mr Xi Jinping to stay on as president indefinitely.

Zhang sought to strike a reassuring tone in remarks at a news conference on the eve of the opening of the National People's Congress' annual two-week session.

The Communist party announced a possible end to term limits on February 25.

It noted that the positions of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) general secretary and chairman of the state and party Central Military Commissions - posts that Mr Xi concurrently holds - do not have term limits.

He said he was seeking to "mobilize all the sons and daughters of (ethnic Chinese) to work together for the greater national interests and the realization of the Chinese Dream", referring to Xi's nationalist vision of China as the pre-eminent global power.

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China's defense spending as a share of GDP and the budget also remains lower than that of other major nations, he said.

This proposed change has proven controversial.

"So many people have been leaving the White House".

It is nearly impossible to precisely gauge genuine public opinion on the extension of Xi's rule, with state media strictly controlled by the government and the internet diligently scoured by censors for any comment that harbours explicit criticism or veiled mockery. She said the president supports term limits in the United States but seemed to imply he is fine with what's happening in China. "You know? Great intelligence agency there".

The first session of the 13th NPC will kick off on Monday and last until March 20.

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Acknowledging their contribution to achievements made in the past five years, Xi called on non-communist parties and people without party affiliation to enhance confidence in the path, theory, system, and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics, consolidate political orientation and actively offer their suggestions. The trade deficit for the USA amounted to over $370 billion previous year.

Trump's response to China's newly imposed system may have been barely disguised admiration, and the White House has had an nearly cautious and calculating nonchalance.

On Monday, the premier tried to defuse worries rising debt could trigger a banking crisis or drag on economic growth by repeating assurances that Beijing is "completely capable of forestalling systemic risks". This included boosting employment and increasing the people's income, providing "fair, high-quality" education, improving public healthcare and addressing the people's housing needs by rejuvenating rundown urban areas and providing ample and affordable housing.

However, China's publicly announced defense spending has never been entirely accurate since it fails to omit a significant amount of "off book" expenditures on defense equipment projects, said Peter Jennings, executive director of the nonpartisan Australian Strategic Policy Institute think tank.

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