The rubber-stamp National People's Congress (NPC) nods through constitutional changes abolishing presidential term-limits, with just two opposing votes.
The pro-democracy camp in the city's legislature will no longer wield the power to veto motions and amendments.
Women's rights activists say their activism has become "too high-risk," as veteran activists recall physical abuse and incarceration when they tried to speak out.
Rights group Hong Kong Watch says the ruling Chinese Communist Party has undermined the rule of law in the city ahead of a Legislative
Plans to enable President Xi Jinping to continue in office with no time limits will plunge the country into a bygone era, commentators say.
But women say they bear the brunt of ongoing human rights abuses under President Xi Jinping, who is preparing the ground to rule indefinitely.
Shen Liangqing recently posted comments online hitting out at plans to remove limits on presidential terms in office.
The ruling Chinese Communist Party orders its 90 million-strong membership to see a film lauding the achievements of President Xi Jinping's rule.
The Beijing municipal government is targeting what is left of Fengrui with an administrative punishment its members say makes no sense.
The warning comes as a top Chinese legal expert calls for a special body with the city's currently independent judiciary tasked with prosecuting crimes of sedition and subversion.
Democratic politicians and rights activists say the central government no longer seems concerned with keeping its promises to the city.
China's rubber-stamp parliamentary body, the National People's Congress, will soon vote on constitutional changes allowing Xi to rule indefinitely.
Security has been tightened up nationwide to prevent the country's army of petitioners from pursuing grievances during the annual session of the National People's Congress.
Lawyers say they continue to be targeted for speaking out, but see little future for the profession if President Xi Jinping rules indefinitely.
An agreement would not mean that Manila recognizes China’s claims in disputed region, spokesman says.
New techniques make it harder for users to have any public say at all about the plan to end term-limits for their country's leaders.
Additional security measures are brought in after the ruling Chinese Communist Party announces it will remove term-limits on presidential office.