Foreign investors appear relaxed about China’s proposed constitutional amendment to the president’s two-term limit, but political experts believe the move could engender more uncertainty over the longer term.
The Communist Party of China announced several constitutional changes the first since 2004 on February 25. While they do not directly impact economic reforms, foreign investors believe the amendments represents a further consolidation of power by President Xi Jinping.
As such, it’s an indicator that the momentum towards further financial market reforms will continue in the coming years.
Investors will keep a close eye on two key meetings in March for confirmation of the change...