China’s ruling Communist Party today endorsed to amended its Constitution to add President Xi Jinping’s name and ideology, elevating him on par with party founder Mao Zedong and his successor Deng Xiaoping.
Xi’s concept of “socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era” was added to the party’s Constitution at the end of the Communist Party’s week-long once-in-a-five-year
Congress. According to a resolution of the 19th CPC National Congress, the amendment to the CPC’s Constitution was approved making 64-year-old Xi’s ideology as a new component of the
party’s guide for action. The inclusion of Xi’s name along with his ideology has elevated him to the same political league as Mao and Deng. Mao and Deng are the only other Chinese leaders whose
names and thoughts are included in the party Constitution.