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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

China moves to amend constitution


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"Wang Zhaoguo, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), briefed nearly 3,000 lawmakers on the draft constitutional amendment at the on-going national legislature's annual session in the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing Monday afternoon. "

The proposed amendments concern private ownership of property and the acknowledgement of Human Rights in the Constitution.

Both are of great significance and potentially historically important as it is believed passing of the amendments will signal the end of "Maoism" in China