A total of 21 amendments are part of the package, of which the decision to abolish the previous limit of two consecutive terms for the president and vice president and insert "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese characteristics for a New Era" into the constitution's preamble, are the most significant.
China is in favor of mutually beneficial economic cooperation with the United States and is not seeking trade wars, but will not ignore threats to its interests, Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), said on Sunday.
The president's office has few powers but Xi's posts as ruling party general secretary and chairman of the commission that controls the party's military wing, the People's Liberation Army, already have no term limit.
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The POTUS suggested USA should follow in the footsteps of the Chinese president - by having the presidential term last a lifetime.
Some were critical of the move to do away with presidential term limits. It is conducive to uphold the authority of the Central Committee of the party with Xi Jinping at the core and also unified leadership.
Zhang said all countries adjusted their military spending depending on defensive needs and the state of the economy.
It has been proved over history that a leadership structure in which the top leader of China simultaneously serves as the President, the head of the Party, and the commander-in-chief of the military is an advantageous and adoptable strategy.
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Among the key tasks were the restructuring of the economy to move away from export-led manufacturing to services, domestic consumption and high-tech manufacturing; tackling serious air, water and soil pollution with the number of bad air days in key cities being halved in the five-year period; poverty alleviation with 68 million people lifted out of poverty; and balancing development among rich and poor regions. The NPC session, which would conclude later in the month, is a sequel to the 19th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in October.
"This was the highest and most effective legal restriction preventing personal dictatorship and personal domination of the party and the government ..."
"The Constitution can only ensure its lasting vitality by constantly adapting to new situations, drawing on new experiences, confirming new achievements and setting down new norms", he said. It is also seen by the liberal activists as a reversion to the era of former Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong, whose rule led China into starvation, chaos and ultimately political stagnation.
Amending the Constitution is a big event in the country's political life and a major legislative activity with wide ranging implications, he said.
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Committees across the country submitted 118 reports and 2,639 individual suggestions, including from people outside the party, the report said.