The revision is of historic significance for ensuring the prosperity and lasting security of both the Party and the country, according to the lawmakers.
I'm a proponent of the idea that 'everything rises and falls on leadership.' As we see the terrible events unfolding in America right now, at the same time, we see stability, growth and social harmony in China. Americans don't believe me when I report back to them the amazing advances that are being made, every day, here in China. They simply don't know China like I do.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said during a panel discussion with a group of NPC deputies on Wednesday that revising parts of the Constitution represent a major decision by the Central Committee from the overall strategic height of upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.
The inclusion of Xi Jinping Thought and the Scientific Outlook on Development ensures that the country's guiding theories will advance with the times, Shen added.