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NEWS // XI JINPING ANNOUNCED AS NEXT PRESIDENT OF CHINA

 

The inauguration of Xi Jinping as China’s new supreme leader has caused international media out-lets to question the future of China’s Communist Party. Although the party is still in the lead, commentators say that the committee will inherit international pressure for more democracy and less corruption.

The present incumbent Hu Jintao failed to make it into the new Politburo Standing Committee, but will continue to serve in the present post until the National People’s Congress in March 2013. He has announced that after this date he will retire from public politics.

Xi Jinping will take the leadership role alongside fellow politicians Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan, and Zhang Gaoli.

Text: Olivia Stuart-Taylor

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