Xi Jinping bracketed by Communist Party of China for a second five-year term and even his name and ideology is added elevating him on a par with party founder and CCP’s star icons Mao Zedong and his successor Deng Xiaoping. Mr Xi’s thought would act as a guide to the Party’s work in the coming decades. Hence China’s Constitution is amended for the same.
Former leaders Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin also had their own ideologies incorporated in the Constitution but unlike Mao and Deng, their names were not included.
Mr Xi’s concept of socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era was added to the Constitution at the end of CPC’s weeklong Congress. The amendment to the Constitution was approved, making 64-year-old Mr Xi’s ideology as a new component of the party’s guide for action, according to a resolution of the 19th CPC National Congress. The “Belt and Road” initiative, an ambitious project to build infrastructure linking China with its neighbours and beyond, was also included in the party Constitution. According to him China will become moderately prosperous by 2021
Mr Xi and Premier Li Keqiang, currently the President’s chief of Staff ranked no. one and two in the CPC hierarchy would continue based on two five year tenure convention for top leaders as the five new members of Politburo Standing Committee of the party. Mr Xi and Mr Li took charge in 2012 and set to continue till 2022.
Mr Li attributed the CPC’s success in maintaining vitality and creativity to the ability to advance with the times, saying it is the magic code for the CPC to lead China toward becoming a great modern country.