Top political advisory body affirms CCP's leadership

The start of the first session of the 13th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday. Delegates will discuss constitutional changes as well as socio-economic issues centred on improving th
The start of the first session of the 13th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday. Delegates will discuss constitutional changes as well as socio-economic issues centred on improving the people's livelihoods in a series of meetings that will end on March 16.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Declaration comes ahead of key constitutional changes

China's top political advisory body expressed support for the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) at the opening of its annual meeting in Beijing yesterday.

This comes as the National People's Congress, or Parliament, is set to approve constitutional changes, which include adding a line that says the leadership of the CCP is the "defining feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics", when it convenes tomorrow.

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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 'Top political advisory body affirms CCP's leadership'. Print Edition | Subscribe