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(From China Daily)
China's private sector received a significant shot in the arm in March, as the country's top legislature endorsed an amendment to the Constitution stipulating, for the first time, that citizens' lawful private property is inviolable.
The amendments were adopted with an overwhelming 2,863 votes in favour, 10 against and 17 abstentions at the closing meeting of the Second Session of the 10th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing.
The 1982 Constitution was previously amended in 1988, 1993 and 1999, underscoring the growth and development of the private economy.
The amendment also put an end to the year-long debate …