Taiwan to observe impact of removal of China leader’s term limit

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Premier Li Keqiang attend a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. China's rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits that will enable Xi to rule indefinitely. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Taipei, March 11 (CNA) Taiwan’s government is to closely observe the impact of the removal of term limits for China’s leader, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Sunday.

It is China’s internal affairs the National People’s Congress decided to remove a two-term limit for its leader on Sunday, MAC said in a statement.

China is an important member of the international community and bears heavy responsibility for regional peace, security and stability, MAC said, adding that it hopes China can follow global trends in promotion of freedom, democracy and rule of law to truly benefit its people’s welfare.

Taiwan’s government has consistently stood for maintaining peaceful and stable development of cross-strait relations, MAC noted.

(By Chai Sze-chia and William Yen)