China's Xi Jinping: Extending president's rule 'would be farce'

China's Xi Jinping: Extending president's rule 'would be farce'
 

Allowing Chinese President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely will be seen by historians as a farce, a government critic has told the BBC.
In a rare show of public dissent, ex-state newspaper editor Li Datong sent an open letter opposing the proposal.
He says in the letter that scrapping term limits for the president and vice-president would sow the seeds of chaos.
China's internet censors have been deleting critical comments across Chinese social media platforms.
There had been widespread speculation that Mr Xi would seek to extend his presidency beyond 2023. The party congress last year saw... read more

 
27 February 2018 in World News, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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