Title: The changes of Constitution of People's Republic of China of 1982 as a tool to implement the leaders' political agenda

Authors: Etleva Paplekaj

Addresses: Department of Constitutional Administrative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Prishtina 'Hasan Prishtina', Prishtina, Kosovo

Abstract: The dynamics of constitutional change in the People's Republic of China is characterised by the political vision for economic development, the vision for economic prosperity and the objective of turning China into a country with a super-economic power. The characteristic of constitutional changes had nothing to do with the rules and the principle of separation of powers, with the concept of constitutionalism or democracy. The changes of the Constitution of People's Republic of China of 1982 over the years have had their role in democracy in the country, in politics through the 'active un-democratic role' of the political leaders to undertake constitutional changes 'forced' by international factor. A country that legitimates in its constitution dictatorship, centralisation of powers even the changes in its constitution is led by a political agenda rather than by the principles of constitutionalism. The Constitution of the People's Republic of China and the constitutional changes are related not to the implementation of the principles of constitutionalism, but to the political agenda of dictatorial rule.

Keywords: constitution; amendment; dictatorship; constitutionalism; centralism; China.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2022.119447

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2022 Vol.9 No.1, pp.96 - 110

Received: 30 May 2021
Accepted: 15 Jun 2021

Published online: 05 Dec 2021 *

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