China 'won't sit idly by' if U.S. harms trade

Irene MckinneyMar 05, 2018

"If it gets approved, you can describe his attempt to abolish term limits as really to make China medieval again, not to make China great again", said Warren Sun, a historian of the Chinese Communist Party at Australia's Monash University.

The annual CPPCC meeting runs concurrently with the two-week session of the National People's Congress, China's rubber-stamp parliament.

This year's gathering of the ceremonial National People's Congress has been overshadowed by Xi's surprise move - announced just a week ago - to end constitutional two-term limits on the presidency.

China has been the main target of Trump's ire over the USA trade deficit since his presidential campaign, but its steel and aluminium exports to the United States are minimal.

U.S. President Donald Trump praised Chinese President Xi Jinping Saturday after the ruling Communist party announced it was eliminating the two-term limit for the presidency, paving the way for Xi to serve indefinitely, according to audio aired by CNN. "Maybe we'll have to give that a shot someday", Trump said to cheers and applause from supporters. He's praised Russia's Vladimir Putin, talked about his "great friendship" with Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was doing an "unbelievable job on the drug problem". "No, he's great. And look, he was able to that. I think it's great".

Trump's announcement was met with strong criticism by worldwide trading partners who said his plan could spark a trade war. The White House did not respond Saturday to TPM's request for comment on Trump's remark.

President Xi Jinping's top economic adviser told US business leaders in Washington that China hopes the White House will revive high-level dialogue on economic disputes and name a new chief liaison to defuse mounting trade tensions, a person briefed on the matter said.

"George Washington would roll over in his grave". After 1951 US Constitution amendment Presidential term limited to two terms in office. The amendment says that opinions had been sought at the "grassroots level" and that "the masses, party members and cadres in many regions" had "unanimously called" for the revision of term limits.

Years of double-digit percentage growth have given China the world's second-largest defense budget after the United States, which is in a class of its own with a proposed budget of $716 billion for next year.

State television's WeChat account on Sunday began running an eight-minute-long video entitled "The people's delegate Xi Jinping", showing pictures of Xi visiting ordinary people over a voice over of Xi talking about issues like poverty relief.

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