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Daily English Lesson #30

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China to drop presidential term limits, clearing way for Xi Jinping to stay on

China’s Communist Party (CCP) has proposed amending the country’s constitution to allow President Xi Jinping to serve a third term in office. State-run news agency Xinhua said the Party will remove the provision that the President and Vice President “shall serve no more than two consecutive terms” from the constitution of the People’s Republic of China. The proposed amendment will have to be ratified by China’s rubber-stamp parliament — the National People’s Congress (NPC) — in March. When it goes into effect, Xi will be free to serve indefinitely as China’s head of state, the strongest indication yet he is intending to maintain power at the top beyond the two 5-year terms served by his predecessors for the past 20 years.

Reading Vocabulary

amend – make minor changes to (a text, piece of legislation, etc.) in order to make it fairer or more accurate, or to reflect changing circumstances

Writing 

Question: Do you think that it is better to have limited terms for presidents or allow the people to vote for a leader as long as they would like them?

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unlikely – not likely to happen, be done, or be true; improbable

Picture Vocabulary 

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