China shifts from communism in new constitutional amendment

by on March 14th, 2004

China’s lawmakers have abandoned a key tenet of communism in endorsing protection of private property.


The vote on private property, which also involves a constitutional change, would provide such protection for the first time since the country’s 1949 revolution.

In all, 13 changes to the Constitution were adopted. The vote was 10 against, 2,863 for, with 17 abstentions.

Etalkinghead Staff