Changes in China’s Constitution: A Deep Dive

Changes in China’s Constitution


  • China’s Communist Party on Saturday ended its once-in-five-year congress approving changes to its Constitution that have further enshrined leader Xi Jinping’s unchallenged “core” status.


  • According to the revised Constitution, it is now “an obligation for all party members” to “follow the leadership core.”
  • This is a reference to Mr. Xi, who was named a “core” leader when the Constitution was last altered at the previous congress in 2017.
  • All party members are now “required” under the changes to “uphold” Mr. Xi’s “core” standing.
  • The revisions, according to the resolution passed recently, “will help all party members uphold and strengthen the Central Committee’s centralised, unified leadership and enhance cohesion and forge the party’s soul with Xi Jinping.
  • In order to guarantee Mr. Xi’s “core” status in the Constitution, an amendment has been made that adds what the party refers to as “two establishes” and “two upholds.”
  • Xi Jinping’s core position on the Party Central Committee and in the party as a whole, as well as the establishment of Xi Jinping
  • Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era’s guiding role, has enabled the party to successfully resolve the acute problems and challenges undermining its long-term governance.
  • In order to uphold Comrade Xi Jinping’s core position on the Party Central Committee and in the party at large, as well as the authority of the Central Committee and its centralised, unified leadership, all party members must acquire a profound understanding of the decisive significance of this major achievement.

Source The Hindu