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>> Xi Jinping's big message Tuesday, a strong and united China. This year's parliament gave him the right to be President for life. As the summit closed, Xi talked of the importance of socialism. In today's China and made his toughest warnings yet against Taiwan pushing to separate.
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When it comes the US he's premier Li Keqiang down plaid reports of hefty tariffs from Donald Trump, pledging instead to balance out trade and open up the economy. But behind all of this as Reuters Ben Blanchard explains there was an unspoken message running through this year's Summit.>> The key words over parliament would be control, control, control.
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It's all been about President Xi Jinping really asserting his authority and control over the country over the government. But also it's about the party reasserting its control over the reigns of government. There's never been any doubt here that the party is really in charge. The message that we've seen with the government reshuffle and with keen new allies of President Xi being put into important positions, the restructuring of government departments.
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And also the massive propaganda push that has accompanied President Xi's reappointment as President means that at the end of the day this parliament was really, it was Xi's show. Actually some of the language that they've been using, we haven't really heard since the days of Mao Tse Tung.
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So it's really been quite an overwhelming experience seeing all of this coming out.>> Under Xi, Beijing's ran an ever widening corruption crackdown. A new supervision law passed on Tuesday is taking it a step further. The crackdown used to only target communist party members, but now anyone with a public job can be subject to investigation from teachers to hospital workers.
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>> There's been some concern expressed by some legal academics here, and of course, in the rights community That some of the protections that suspects previously had and in fact do still have in the criminal procedure law actually no longer exist.>> All of this under a new era of Xi Jinping.
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The vote to lift Presidential term limits at this year's meeting was almost unanimous.