>> President Xi Jinping could be set up to be the leader of China indefinitely. The ruling communist party on Sunday proposed changes to a Constitutional clause limiting presidential service to two five year terms. Experts say that in theory could allow Xi to serve as long as he likes.
But how long he will actually stay in power is hard to predict. Changes to the constitution in the last year have made Shi the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong, the founder of the People's Republic, who died in office, having never retired. Xi in his first term as president radically shook things up, taking down top leaders in a crack down on deep rooted corruption.
He's set to be elected to his second term during the annual meeting of China's Rubber Stamp Parliament starting March 5th. When Sunday's proposed amendments to the Constitution will almost certainly be passed.