'This could destroy China': parliament sets Xi Jinping up to rule for life

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People’s Congress confirms abolition of presidential term limits, sparking fears Xi is ‘leading us back to the Mao era’

The Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, has succeeded in abolishing presidential term limits, a momentous political coup that paves the way for him to stay in power for years to come.

Nearly 3,000 members of China’s National People’s Congress voted the highly controversial constitutional amendment through during a Sunday afternoon session at the Great Hall of the People – an imposing Mao-era theatre on the western fringe of Tiananmen Square.

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