Kathmandu: China’s leader Xi Jinping has secured a historic third term as president from the country’s rubber-stamp parliament.
It follows a consolidation of power that has made Xi, 69, China’s most dominant leader in generations.
In the Chinese system of governance, the functions of the president are largely ceremonial.
Xi’s power comes from him being General Secretary of the Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC).
He was handed both posts at a party congress last October.
The new appointees are mostly expected to be Xi Jinping loyalists. This includes Li Qiang, who is tipped to serve as Mr Xi’s number two.
(News Source: BBC)