Xi Jinping emphasized today that “the world needs China”, addressing the press.
A message of China’s global power was broadcast by Xi Jinping after securing a third term at the leadership of the Communist Party, and thus of his country.
Xi Jinping emphasized today Sunday that “the world needs China”, addressing the press.
“China cannot develop without the rest of the world, and the world also needs China,” Mr. Xi said, speaking with satisfaction of the “two miracles” in his country: “rapid economic growth and long-term social stability”.
Xi secured his third term as the country’s leader today after the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China, in which the 69-year-old leader further consolidated his power.
The Chinese president placed his own people, many of his closest allies, on the Standing Committee, he placed many of his closest allies on the Standing Committee, the seven-member body that actually holds power in China.
The four new Commission members come from Xi’s inner circle, strengthening his position within the party, where loyalty to the general secretary trumps everything, many analysts say.
THE Li Chiang, the head of the party organization in Shanghai, thus ranks second in terms of protocol, despite the chaotic manner in which he managed the metropolis’s major lockdown in the spring. That means, according to reports, he is to be named prime minister at the annual meeting next March, replacing 67-year-old Li Keqiang, who is stepping down.
Ding Suexiang, Xi Jinping’s special secretary, Li Xi, head of the party organization in Guangdong province, and Kai Qi, head of the party organs in Beijing, are also named members of the Standing Committee, according to images released by the state-run television from the Palace of the People in Beijing.
“They are all Xi’s people, it shows that he wants to rule beyond a third term,” meaning beyond 2027, said Alfred Wu Muluan, an expert on Chinese politics at the National University of Singapore.
The reassignment to the top governing body follows the 20th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, which revamped the Central Committee, a kind of parliament with about 200 members. This body held its first meeting today and appointed the new Standing Committee.
There was little doubt that Xi Jinping would be re-elected as CCP General Secretary for another five years in the closed-door vote, meaning he is re-elected president of the world’s second-largest economy in March 2023.
It is noted that the Politburo, the decision-making body in the Chinese Communist Party, has no female members for the first time in 25 years. Sun Chunlan, the only woman to serve on this 25-member body, retired, and none of its new members are women.
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