China: Communist Party writes “Xi Jinping Thought” into charter

Source: Straits Times [Singapore]

“It’s official. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s political thoughts have been written into the Constitution of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), sealing his status ahead of his two immediate predecessors and Deng Xiaoping and just behind Mao Zedong. The amendments to the party charter that were passed by the party’s week-long 19th national congress at its closing on Tuesday (Oct 24) morning included Mr Xi’s political thinking worded as: Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era. The amendments were passed unanimously by some 2,300 delegates present at the five-yearly meeting.” (10/24/17)