Chinese Leader Xi Jinping Secures Historic Third Term in Power – Live Updates | Xi Jinping


Xi Jinping has been confirmed as leader of China for a precedent-breaking third term, after a week-long political meeting eliminated key rivals and strengthened his political power. Xi and the six members of the new Politburo Standing Committee have just walked on stage.

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Verna Yu has spoken to some experts about Xi’s third term could mean for China.

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Chen Daoyin, a political commentator formerly with Shanghai University of Political Science and Law said after the 20th party congress, China is expected to continue its current conservative and hawkish stance. He said domestically, it will continue to suppress dissent and internationally, it will be confrontational and adopt the “dare to fight” spirit as mentioned by Xi many times during the congress. He expects China to clash with the United States and Europe on issues over sovereignty, security and development.

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“‘Struggle’ is the main theme of this congress: It will ‘struggle’ internally and externally. It will ‘dare to fight’ and be ready for tit for tat,” said Chen.

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Willy Lam, a senior fellow at Washington-based think tank Jamestown Foundation, predicted the personality cult surrounding Xi will exacerbate. The party and country risk becoming a “one-voice chamber” where only one voice will be heard. The supreme leader has almost totally abandoned the institutional reforms started by Deng Xiaoping and largely followed by ex-presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao.

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Today we are expecting Congress delegates to elect the Standing Committee – the apex of Chinese political power at which Xi is set to sit firmly at the top.

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The Standing Committee is then expected to be unveiled to foreign and domestic media at a press conference around noon (0400 GMT, 3pm AEST) at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People.

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A list of officials in the new Central Committee earlier revealed that four out of seven members of the Standing Committee will be replaced, allowing Xi to further pack the top body with loyalists.

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“Whichever way you look at it, it’s almost a total victory for Xi,” Willy Lam, a political analyst at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told Agence France-Presse.

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The move will allow Xi to get a third term as China’s president.

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China’s president Xi Jinping is poised to secure a historic third term in power, cementing his position as the nation’s most influential leader since founder Mao Zedong.

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Xi is all but certain to be unveiled as general secretary of the ruling Communist Party again – tilting the country decisively back towards one-man rule after decades of power-sharing among its elite.

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His anointment will cap a week-long gathering of the party faithful in China’s capital during which high-ranking cadres endorsed his “core position” in the leadership and approved a sweeping reshuffle that saw several top officials step down.

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Follow the developments here.

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verna yo He has a short biography of a member of the Politburo Standing Committee:

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loyal fan Xi JinpingLi Xi is already part of the Supreme Leader’s core inner circle. Li began his career in the powerful Party Organization Department, and steadily rose through the ranks in a series of key positions in Shaanxi, Shanghai, Liaoning and finally Guangdong provinces over the course of 18 years. As the party chief of the wealthy Guangdong Province bordering Hong Kong, he has already held 25 members of the Politburo over the past five years and is one of the most powerful politicians of the country’s non-permanent committee. Lee is the top official responsible for the development of the Greater Bay Area, which is Xi’s master plan for an integrated economic powerhouse for nine Chinese cities with Hong Kong and Macau.

“I am re-elected to the post of general secretary of the CPC Central Committee,” says Xi, before introducing the other six members.

They are: Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi

Xi Jinping was confirmed as China’s leader for a third term that broke a precedent

Helen Davidson

Helen Davidson

Xi Jinping was confirmed as China’s leader for an unprecedented third term, after a week-long political meeting that wiped out his main rivals and consolidated his political power. Xi and the six members of the new Politburo Standing Committee just walked onto the stage.

Xi has been confirmed as Secretary-General and will make some remarks.

Xi Jinping withdrew at the front of the group.

The press conference has begun – stay tuned.

Specific theater in Beijing:

Staff prepares the podium before members of the new Politburo Standing Committee meet with the media after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Staff prepares the podium before members of the new Politburo Standing Committee meet with the media after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Tingshu Wang/Reuters

Some scenes from the party convention area over the past few days:

Chinese military delegates outside the Great Hall of the People after the closing session of the Party Congress
Chinese military delegates outside the Great Hall of the People after the closing session of the Party Congress. Photo: Kevin Fryer/Getty Images
Xi Jinping, center, and other officials at the closing ceremony
Xi Jinping, center, and other officials at the closing ceremony. Photo: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock
Security officers walk past the Great Hall of the People
Security officers walk past the Great Hall of the People. Photo: Kevin Fryer/Getty Images
The director conducts a live band during the event.
The director conducts a live band during the event. Photo: Ng Han Guan / AP
Delegates, officials and journalists leave the closing session
Delegates, officials and journalists leave the closing session. Photo: Kevin Fryer/Getty Images
A delegate leaves after the closing ceremony
A delegate leaves after the closing ceremony. Photo: Wang Chao/AFP/Getty Images

Over seven decades of turmoil and change, one thing about Chinese leadership has remained unchanged. They are all male.

Men led China to the famine of the Great Leap Forward, through the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution and during the economic opening of the 1980s and 1990s. In the “new era” of digital authoritarianism under Xi Jinping, men remain in charge of the state.

The Communist Party ran China for 70 years, and at that time no woman was a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese Politburo, the small group that runs the country, let alone lead the party or was appointed chairperson or chairperson.

Emma Graham Harrison He asks, Where are the women at the top of Chinese politics?

on Saturday Xi Jinping He consolidated his power as a leader and raised his profile within the history of the Communist Party (CCP), with major political decisions announced on the last day of a major political meeting.

The CPC congress approved amendments to its constitution, including the “Two Institutions” and “Two Guaranties”, with the aim of enshrining Xi at the heart of the party and its political thought as its core ideology.

The list of reappointed delegates confirmed that the prime minister, Li Keqiang, would be retiring from politics, along with many other prominent party figures. Analysts said their exclusion was a strong sign that the Politburo Standing Committee, to be unveiled on Sunday, would be dominated by Xi’s allies and further consolidate his power.

Helen Davidson Details here:

Analytics

verna yo Talk to some experts about what Xi’s third term could mean for China.

Chen Daoyen, former political commentator at Shanghai University of Political Science and Law He said after the 20th Party Congress, China is expected to continue its current conservative and hard-line stance. He said that domestically, he will continue to crack down on dissent and at the international level, he will be confrontational and adopt the spirit of “daring to fight” as Xi mentioned many times during the conference. China is expected to clash with the United States and Europe on issues of sovereignty, security and development.

“Struggle” is the main theme of this conference: it will “struggle” internally and externally. “He will dare to fight,” said Qin, ready for one.

Willie Lamm, a senior fellow at the Jamestown think-tank based in Washington, Anticipate the worsening of the personality cult surrounding Xi. The party and the country risk becoming a “one-voice room” where only one voice is heard. The Supreme Leader abandoned the institutional reforms initiated by Deng Xiaoping and largely followed by former presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao.

There was high drama at the conclusion of the Congress on Saturday when former leader Hu Jintao was removed from the Great Hall of the People.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) watches former President Hu Jintao (centre) touch the shoulder of Premier Li Keqiang (second from left) as he leaves the closing ceremony of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China in the Great Hall of the People.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) watches former President Hu Jintao (centre) touch the shoulder of Premier Li Keqiang (second from left) as he leaves the closing ceremony of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China in the Great Hall of the People. Photo: Noel Seles/AFP/Getty Images

He, 79, who stepped down as party chairman 10 years ago, looked confused and reluctant to leave his seat on the stage.

His unexpected exit sparked rampant speculation.

It was not clear why he was fired, but the official Chinese news agency said he was feeling unwell.

Emma Graham Harrison Reported an unscheduled departure:

What is happening today

Today we expect congressional delegates to elect the Standing Committee – the summit of Chinese political power at which Xi is scheduled to sit firmly at the top.

The unveiling of the Standing Committee is then expected to foreign and domestic media at a press conference around noon (0400 GMT, 3 p.m. EST) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

The list of officials in the new Central Committee earlier revealed that four out of the seven members of the Standing Committee would be replaced, allowing Xi to mobilize the supreme body with loyalists.

“No matter how you look at it, it’s almost a complete victory for Xi,” Willy Lam, a political analyst at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told AFP.

The move will allow Xi to obtain a third term as China’s president.

So what exactly is the CPC Congress meeting, and why is it so important?

Helen Davidson He has the answers.

verna yo

When Xi Jinping At the age of 13, at the height of China’s Cultural Revolution, he was condemned as a counter-revolutionary in front of a frenzied crowd in Beijing. Among the accused was his mother, who was forced to participate in taunts.

China’s future leader was mostly targeted because his father, a high-ranking Communist cadre, was purged by Chairman Mao Zedong. His fall dragged the family down, too. Xi’s half-sister died after reportedly suffering severe abuse.

Half a century later, a publicly humiliated teenage boy in the capital has become the most powerful ruler of China since Mao, and perhaps – given his unique control over a great power – the most powerful man in the world.

Hu Jintao “not feeling well” when he left China Congress, state media say

Former Chinese President Hu Jintao State media reported that he was “not feeling well” when he walked out of the closing ceremony of a congress of the ruling Communist Party on Saturday.

“Xinhuanet correspondent Liu Jiaowen has learned that Hu Jintao insisted on attending the closing session of the 20th National Congress of the Party, despite the fact that he took some time to recover recently,” China’s official news agency Xinhua said in a tweet late Saturday.

She wrote a second tweet: “When he was unwell during the session, his staff escorted him for his health to a room next to the meeting place to rest. Now, he’s much better.”

Read the full story here:

Summary and welcome

China President Xi Jinping He is preparing to secure a historic third term in power, cementing his position as the nation’s most influential leader since founder Mao Zedong.

Xi will almost certainly be revealed as the ruling Communist Party’s general secretary once again – decisively bringing the country back toward one-man rule after decades of elite power-sharing.

His appointment will culminate in a week-long gathering in the Chinese capital where high-ranking cadres endorsed his “primary position” in leadership and approved a sweeping cabinet reshuffle that saw several senior officials step down.

Follow developments here.


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