'Ensuring happier lives': Chinese media defends move to make Xi Jinping all powerful

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United States declines to criticise removal of term limits as liberal thinkers inside China say move deserves to be ‘mocked by civilised countries’

The Communist party’s decision to abolish presidential term limits – a move experts and critics have condemned as a lurch towards unchecked dictatorship in China – is designed to “ensure people live happier lives”, a pro-Beijing newspaper has claimed.

The China Daily, an English-language broadsheet that serves as an international mouthpiece for Beijing’s views, said the move, announced on Sunday ahead of an annual political summit in Beijing, was “necessitated by the need to perfect the party and the state leadership system”.

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