Sunday, December 4

Xi presents the new Chinese leadership, in which his faithful hold all the power


The president of China and general secretary of the Communist Party, Xi Jinping, presented this Sunday the four new members of the Permanent Committee of the Politburo of the formation, a body that constitutes the dome of the leadership of the formation.

In addition to Xi and Zhao Leji and Wang Huning, who remain on the body, the new members are Li Qiang, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi, as presented by the president at a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. .

The CCP’s 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 7th so far, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang and Han Zheng, retired due to age.

In the highest body of power of the Asian giant there is no woman -not even in the Politburo, for the first time in 25 years- and any hint of opposition to Xi has disappeared as Vice Prime Minister Hu Chunhua, the only representative of the faction of the former president Hu Jintao, and the current (already outgoing) prime minister, Li Keqiang.

In this way, the Chinese leader banishes from the upper echelons the representatives of the League of Communist Youth, considered the most liberal and pragmatic faction of the country’s leadership.

In addition, Xi was re-elected this Sunday general secretary of the CPC and chairman of the party’s Central Military Commission.

In a brief and sober intervention before the press to introduce the new members of the Standing Committee, the Chinese leader reeled off his usual slogans and urged the hundred-year-old communist formation to continue “flourishing in its own revolution” and “become the strongest and reliable backbone of the Chinese people.”

“Faced with new challenges on this new path, we must remain on high alert, always maintain sobriety and prudence, and press forward with strict and understandable party governance,” Xi said.

He reiterated that the world “faces unprecedented challenges,” adding that “China cannot develop without the world, and the world also needs China.”

“After more than 40 years of unremitting efforts in reform and opening up, we have created two miracles of rapid economic development and long-term social stability. Right now the Chinese economy is resilient and has great potential and room for maneuver,” he noted.

In addition, he assured that the doors of China will continue to open, while the country will continue “creating opportunities for the rest of the world” through its own development.



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