According to reports, the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee elected Xi to a second five-year term as general secretary, firmly returning the nation to one-man rule after decades of elite power-sharing.
After the vote was announced behind closed doors, Xi addressed the media in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, saying, “I wish to sincerely thank the entire party for the trust you have placed in us.”
In order to earn the tremendous trust of his party and the people, he vowed to “work tirelessly in the fulfilment of our obligations.”
Also, Xi was given another term as chairman of China’s Central Military Commission.
The 69-year-old is now almost set to win a third term as China’s leader, which will be publicly declared in March during the annual legislative sessions of the government.
After a week-long Congress of 2,300 hand-selected party delegates, during which they confirmed Xi’s “core position” in the leadership and authorised a comprehensive overhaul that saw previous competitors step down, he was formally installed.
Around 200 top party officials were chosen to make up the new Central Committee at the 20th Congress, and they reassembled on Sunday to pick Xi and the other members of the Standing Committee, which represents the pinnacle of Chinese political authority.
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There were several of Xi’s closest allies named to the seven-person committee.
Following his promotion to number two, Xi’s confidant and former Shanghai party boss Li Qiang are now likely to be chosen premier during the government’s annual legislative sessions in March.
Since taking office ten years ago, Xi has amassed more power than any previous leader of modern China outside Mao.
In 2018, he removed the two-term restriction for president, enabling him to continue in office indefinitely.
Xi has also presided over China’s rise to become the second-largest economy in the world, a significant military buildup, and a far more assertive global posture that has faced fierce criticism from the United States.
Despite having almost unrestricted control, Xi will face numerous obstacles over the next five years, such as managing the country’s debt-ridden economy and intensifying US competition.
With Sunday’s vote, China’s leadership had a successful week during which they were recognised for their five-year leadership of the nation.
Last Sunday, Xi addressed the party’s 20th Congress and praised the party’s accomplishments while ignoring internal issues including the sluggish economy and the harm caused by his strict zero-Covid policy.
A defiant Xi also exhorted party members to arm themselves against multiple difficulties, including a tightening geopolitical climate, in a speech that was heavy on ideological rhetoric and low on substance.
Analysts had been waiting with bated breath to see if the party charter would be changed to include “Xi Jinping Thought” as a guiding concept, elevating Xi to the level of Mao.
While a resolution did refer to the doctrine as “the Marxism of contemporary China and of the 21st century” and stated that it “embodies the best Chinese culture and ethos of this era,” this did not actually happen.
Led By Hu
Former leader Hu Jintao was escorted out of the room on Saturday during the Congress’ closing ceremony, which caused an unexpected hiccup in the proceedings.
The frail-looking 79-year-old who was seated next to Xi in the front row appeared reluctant to get up.
Hu insisted on attending the meeting even though he wasn’t feeling well, according to state media reports from late Saturday.
“His staff followed him to a room next to the conference location for a respite when he wasn’t feeling well throughout the session out of concern for his health. He is much better now, “Twitter is a social networking site that is restricted in China, according to Reports.
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