7 things to look out for at this year's two meetings

A military parade marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army last July. Some defence experts say China is eroding the US' military technology dominance and that the PLA could surpass the US military in AI capabilitie
A military parade marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army last July. Some defence experts say China is eroding the US' military technology dominance and that the PLA could surpass the US military in AI capabilities, which have become a spending priority for Beijing.PHOTO: REUTERS

Top of the agenda this year is amending the country's Constitution to remove two-term limits for the presidency and vice-presidency. The proposed revision is expected to be debated and passed by the National People's Congress (NPC) at its annual session.

This will effectively allow President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 04, 2018, with the headline '7 things to look out for at this year's two meetings'. Print Edition | Subscribe