Xi Jinping was re-elected as the Supreme Leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on Sunday. There is nothing stopping him from becoming president of China for the third term in a row. That appointment will take place in March, when the Chinese parliament meets.

Xi is the longest-serving leader of modern China since Mao Zedong. The latter led China and the CCP from 1949 until his death in 1976. Mao ruled the country as a dictator.

Normally, it was always the case that a CCP leader may stay for a maximum of two terms. But Xi removed that rule from the Constitution in 2018. It is even quite possible that the 69-year-old Xi wants to remain president for the rest of his life.

Xi’s re-election followed the CCP party congress that ended on Saturday. During that event, 2,300 party members talked for a week about who will lead China.

The party members at the Congress in Beijing also voted in favor of a series of new laws that will keep Xi even more firmly in the saddle. Thus, Xi’s vision and leadership role is now enshrined in the Constitution. Xi is described as the” core ” of the party. His way of thinking, the so-called “Xi Jinping thinking”, forms the ideology of the CCP.


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