Dhe Chinese head of state and party leader Xi Jinping has been confirmed as Secretary General for a third five-year term. At its first plenary session on Sunday in Beijing, the new Central Committee of the Communist Party voted, as expected, for the 69-year-old to continue as leader. He is thus disregarding previously respected age and term limits.
At the end of its week-long session the day before, the party congress, which only takes place every five years, anchored Xi Jinping’s ideology and his permanent leadership role even more deeply in the party constitution and demanded unconditional loyalty.
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