China's hostility towards Taiwan has risen since the election to president of Tsai Ing-wen from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party in 2016.
Speaking during a tightly packed conference at the country's capital, Beijing yesterday, the spokesperson for this year's NPC meet, Mr. Zhang Yesui, said the constitution was being amended because it was important to adapt to "changing circumstances".
The government set an economic growth target of around 6.5 percent for 2018, in line with expectations but lower than the 6.9 percent GDP increase in 2017.
The CPPCC was established as an organization to pursue multiparty cooperation and political consultation under the Communist Party. Talking about the matter on the sidelines of a fund-raising event in Florida, Donald Trump said, "He's now President for life, President for life and he's great".
The president's office has few powers but Xi's posts as ruling party general secretary and chairman of the commission that controls the party's military wing, the People's Liberation Army, already have no term limit.
Censors have worked furiously to stamp out dissenting voices on social media, blocking dozens of words from "disagree" to "emperor". He began his second term as party boss in October.
In an editorial on Tuesday, China's state-run Global Times criticised Western critics whose motives were put down to running scared from, "the rise of China and reaching a critical point where some Westerners can not psychologically bear it any longer".
China has been infuriated over a USA bill that seeks to raise official contacts between Washington and Taipei, telling Taiwan on Friday it would only get burnt if it sought to rely on foreigners, adding to the warnings from state media about the risk of war.
Xi will be formally elected to his second term as president at China's largely rubber-stamp parliament.
The Two Sessions are an opportunity for the world to see if China will further open up and push globalization or - like so many other countries across the world. - retreat into protectionism, isolation and autocracy.
Legislators also are due to endorse the appointment of economic and other officials picked by the party.
Before that, USA presidents, though not prohibited, out of tradition, only served for a maximum of two terms. "Xi needs more time to find and train the right successors", he said.