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Xi Jinping re-elected as General Secretary of Communist Party of China

The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party re-elected Xi Jinping to the post of General Secretary of Communist Party of China on Sunday, according to Xinhua news agency.

The voting was held at the first plenary session of the 20th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. Xi Jinping is expected to retain his posts as Head of state and Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China.

New Politburo
The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party elected a new Politburo. According to Xinhua news agency, it includes 24 members of the party

The voting was held at the first plenary session of the 20th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. In addition to the seven members of the Standing Committee, the Politburo included Ma Xingrui, Wang Yi, Yin Li, Shi Taifeng, Liu Guozhong, Li Ganjie, Li Shulei, Li Hongzhong, He Weidong, He Lifeng, Zhang Yuzhuo, Zhang Guoqing, Chen Wenqing, Chen Jining, Chen Min’er, Yuan Jiajun, and Huang Kunming.

Xi Jinping, Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Li Xi, Cai Qi, and Ding Xuexiang became the members of the Standing Committee.

The 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China kicked off in Beijing on October 16. Nearly 2,300 delegates to the forum, representing 96.7 million members of the ruling party, discussed results of the past five years and approved the goals and objectives of China’s development for the next five-year period.

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