China adopted a total of 14 amendments to its constitution during the second session of the 10th National People's Congress (NPC). The amendments consisted of clauses protecting private property on a level equal to public property and defending human rights. While private property will be protected, the government will still hold the power to repossess private land, provided it pays compensation. Former president Jiang Zemin's theory of the Three Represents was also added to the document. This is the fourth time the constitution has been amended since it was ratified in 1982.
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