Xi Jinping Secures Third Term as China’s President 

O. Adejo

China’s President, Xi Jinping, has been elected for a third term as the Communist Party’s leader. Xi Jinping was re-elected for another five-year term, ushering the country into what could be seen as another period of one-man rule after power was shared among the elites for some decades.

The Communist Party Central Committee’s vote ensures that Xi Jinping will be re-elected for a third term. All that remains is confirmation during the annual legislative session in March of next year.

Xi Jinping was also reappointed as the chairman of the Chinese Military Commission, which means he will remain in command of the People’s Liberation Army.

President Jinping removed the two-term limit for Chinese presidents, allowing him to rule the Asian country for an indefinite period of time.

During the Communist Congress, which drew over 2400 delegates, Xi Jinping spoke about the rapid economic growth that has occurred in China over the last 40 years. He also emphasised the importance of China maintaining relationships with other countries, stating that the world needs China and China needs the world.

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