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Xi Jinping elected general secretary of CPC Central Committee

Update: October, 25/2017 - 11:51
Xi Jinping was elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee for the second term. — AFP/VNA Photo
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BEIJING — Xi Jinping was elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee for the second term at the first plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee on Wednesday.

Xi presided over the plenum attended by 204 members and 172 alternate members of the CPC Central Committee.

The plenum elected members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and its Standing Committee: Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji and Han Zheng.

Based on the nomination of the Political Bureau Standing Committee, it endorsed members of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, and decided on members of the CPC Central Military Commission. It also approved the election of the secretary, deputy secretaries and members of the Standing Committee of the 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI). 

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presented the Party’s new central leadership when meeting the press on the same day at the Great Hall of the People.

"I was re-elected general secretary of the CPC Central Committee. I see this as not just approval of my work, but also encouragement that will spur me on," Xi told journalists.

He presented the other six newly elected members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 19th CPC Central Committee: Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji and Han Zheng.

Li Keqiang served on the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 18th CPC Central Committee, while all the others were members of the Political Bureau of the 18th CPC Central Committee, Xi said.

"Here, on behalf of the newly elected central leadership, I wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all other members of the Party for the trust they have placed in us," he said.

"We will work diligently to meet our duty, fulfill our mission and be worthy of their trust," Xi said. 

A total of 452 major political parties in 165 countries have sent 855 messages of congratulation to the Communist Party of China (CPC) since the opening of the 19th CPC National Congress, Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.

Of these congratulatory messages, 814 came from heads of state or government, or the leaders of political parties or important organizations, Xi said.

"On behalf of the CPC Central Committee, I wish to convey our sincere appreciation to them all," Xi said. — XINHUA

 

 

The Communist Party of China’s new Politburo Standing Committee, the nation’s top decision-making body (L-R) Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, Wang Yang and Zhao Leji meet the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 25, 2017. — AFP/VNA PHOTO

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