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Xi gets second term with powerful ally as VP

Beijing, China | AFP | China’s rubber-stamp parliament unanimously handed President Xi Jinping a second term Saturday and elevated his right-hand man to the vice presidency, giving him a strong ally to consolidate power and handle US trade threats. Xi’s reappointment by the Communist Party-controlled legislature was a foregone conclusion, but …

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Xi set for second term with enhanced power

Beijing, China | AFP | China’s President Xi Jinping will get a second five-year term on Saturday, with his right-hand man tipped to become vice president to help him consolidate power and handle US trade threats. Xi’s reappointment by the Communist Party-controlled legislature is a foregone conclusion, but all eyes …

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Xi’s life mandate seals march of the strongmen

Paris, France | AFP | The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to give President Xi Jinping a mandate to rule for life is further evidence of the world’s slide towards more nationalist, authoritarian regimes, analysts said. China’s rubber-stamp parliament, meeting in the imposing Great Hall of the People for an annual …

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China’s parliament puts Xi on course to rule for life

Beijing, China | AFP | China’s Xi Jinping on Sunday secured a path to rule indefinitely as parliament abolished presidential term limits, handing him almost total authority to pursue a vision of transforming the nation into an economic and military superpower. The move reverses the era of “collective” leadership and …

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