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.

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