“The Communist Party of China Central Committee proposed to remove 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 country’s Constitution”
On Sunday 25 February 2018, China announced its intention to remove the constitutional two-term limit for the presidency, paving the way for President Xi Jinping to govern beyond 2023. This is a departure from the 1980s when Deng Xiaoping took the lead in instituting retirement rules for the country and party’s senior positions.
Mr Chan will be discussing what it means for China, its neighbours and the world in view of the changes. All opinions expressed are in his personal capacity and off the record. They do not reflect the position of Young China Watchers nor any other agency nor organisation that Mr Chan is affiliated with.
We invite Chan Heng Wing, senior advisor at Milken Institute Asia Center to discuss.
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Chan Heng Wing
Chan Heng Wing is a senior advisor of the Milken Institute Asia Center and Singapore’s non-resident Ambassador to Austria.
Before assuming his current roles, Chan was senior advisor to Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, managing director for international relations at Temasek International in Singapore and chief China representative for Temasek Holdings prior to that. He retired from Temasek International in October 2011 and is currently an independent director of Banyan Tree Holdings, F&N Ltd. and the holding companies of Fullerton Bay and Fullerton Hotel.
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