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China's President has been elected for the third time and expanded his power

Xi Jinping, who has led the People's Republic of China for 10 years, was once again elected as the General Secretary of the Communist Party by the Central Committee members of his party. Thus, Jinping became the first person to hold a third term as party leader after Mao.

President Xi was re-elected in 2012 and 2017, becoming the first leader since the founder of the People's Republic of China, Mao Zidong, to hold the party leadership for more than two terms.

In its first meeting, the Central Committee determined the Political Bureau of 25 people, the Central Military Commission of 10 people, the Standing Committee of 7 people and the Secretary General.

After the meeting, Secretary General Xi and other members of the newly elected Standing Committee Li Chiang, Wang Huning, Cao Liji, Li Xi, Cai Xi and Ding Shuexiang appeared before the press in order of protocol.

While four new names were elected to the Standing Committee, it was noteworthy that all of the members were close to Xi.

Shanghai Party Secretary Li Chiang, Beijing Party Secretary Cai Xi, Guangdong Party Secretary Li Xi, and CCP General Office Director Ding Shueshiang are newly elected names.

In his speech to introduce the committee members, Xi stated that the first of the two "centennial goals" of the past decade, "the goal of creating an average welfare society in all aspects" has been achieved, and the next decade will be "to create an all-round strong modern socialist society".

Xi said that with socialist modernization in Chinese character, he believes that the Chinese nation will realize its dream of revival.

Xi previously also promised to reunify Taiwan with China.

In his speech at the 20th National Congress of the ruling Communist Party (CCP), Chinese President Xi Jinping called for faster military development and said there was no change in policies that tightened the party's control over the economy.

Beijing is in conflict with Japan, India and some Southeast Asian countries over disputed claims over the South China and East China Seas and parts of the Himalayas. In contrast, the USA, Japan, Australia and India formed a strategic group called "Quad".

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