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China's propaganda machine kicked into overdrive Tuesday to defend the Communist Party's move to scrap term limits for President Xi Jinping as critics on social media defied censorship attempts once again. The country has shocked many observers by proposing a constitutional amendment to end the two-term limit for presidents, giving Xi a clear path to rule the world's second-largest economy for life.The rubber-stamp National People's Congress is certain to endorse the move next week, meaning that Xi – already China's most powerful leader in decades – can stay as president beyond 2023 .However, users of the Twitter-like Weibo website kept speaking out Tuesday, two days after the party's Central Committee announcement.The NPC, at its annual full session starting Monday, will also formally approve a second five-year presidential term for Xi, who is Communist Party chief and head of the armed forces in addition to being head of state.
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