The Chinese Communist Party’s top cadres are set to meet in January to discuss making the first amendments to China’s constitution since 2004, according to Xinhua.
The meeting of around 400 party officials, known as the Second Plenum of the 19th Party Congress, is widely expected to confirm the addition of “Xi Jinping Thought” – President Xi Jinping’s political theory that was incorporated into the party charter in October – to the constitution, along with a change to set up a new anti-graft super body.
No details of the amendment were given in the Xinhua report, but legal experts expect it to include new clauses for the National Supervision Commission, Reuters reports. This new anti-graft commission has been piloted at provincial government level this year. It will be on a par with the State Council, China’s cabinet, the lawmaking National People’s Congress, the supreme court and the supreme prosecutors’ office.