Will Hong Kong continue to be a vital global business hub?
The change that attracted the most attention was the removal of term limits for the president (国家主席 state chairman) of China. This was widely seen as permitting the current president, Xi Jinping, to continue in office. The Communist Party has formal term limits for its general secretary and Xi Jinping was expected to continue in that position beyond the 2022 Party congress.
The following is the full text of the Constitution of the Communist Party of China (CPC) revised and adopted at the 18th CPC National Congress on Nov. 14, 2012.
Adopted at the Second Session of the Ninth National People's Congress and promulgated for implementation by the Announcement of the National People’s Congress on March 15, 1999.
Mahtani and McLaughlin were on the ground in Hong Kong and provide this history of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement centered around a cast of core activists, culminating in the 2019 mass protests and Beijing's crackdown.
IOKIBE Kaoru (University of Tokyo) will focus on U.S.-Japan relations in historical and contemporary contexts.