Saturday, 17 March 2018

China's President Xi Jinping reappointed with no term limits



Chinese President Xi Jinping has been reappointed with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.
 
China's rubber-stamp legislature, The National People's Congress, also appointed close Xi ally Wang Qishan to the formerly ceremonial post of vice president.


Chinese officials defended the move saying it would bring the presidency in line with Mr Xi's other two main positions of head of the ruling Communist Party and commander of the armed forces, but critics say the move will lead to increased political repression and allow party factions to promote their own candidates within the closed system.


Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with newly elected Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan at the fifth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee
President Xi with newly elected Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan (L)






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