Xi Seals His Political Supremacy, Focusing on Economy and U.S. Rivalry

Posted on AllSides March 10th, 2023
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Xi Jinping solidified his status as China’s most powerful leader in decades by sweeping into a new term as president on Friday, as he steels the country for an era of superpower rivalry and seeks to revive a battered economy.

The unanimous vote on the presidency by the Communist Party-controlled legislature formalized Mr. Xi’s continued dominance of Chinese politics after he had already claimed a fresh term as party leader in October. He will keep holding the three main crowns of power in China — party, military and state — with no...

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