Proposed constitutional amendment package unveiled
BEIJING – The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee made public its proposal on amendment to China’s Constitution Sunday.
Highlights in the proposed constitutional amendment package include:
— Addition of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the Scientific Outlook on Development;
— Inclusion of “working to build a community with a shared future for humanity;”
— Adding a sentence which stipulates that “the leadership of the Communist Party of China is the defining feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics;”
— Inclusion of core socialist values;
— Adding a clause which states that all state functionaries shall take a public oath of allegiance to the Constitution upon assuming office;
— Removing the expression that the President and Vice-President of the People’s Republic of China “shall serve no more than two consecutive terms” from the Constitution;
— Listing supervisory commission as a new state organ.