Chinese President Xi Jinping Reveals New Leadership Team, Cements His Grip on Power

Chinese President Xi Jinping has secured his leadership for the next five years as he also unveiled the new lineup for the Communist Party’s all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC).

The president made the announcement on Wednesday, October 25, in an elaborate ceremony in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, CNN reports.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Reveals New Leadership Team, Cements His Grip on Power

Five new faces are part of the seven-member committee. Xi and Premier Li Keqiang were joined by Li ZhanshuWang YangWang HuningZhao Leji and Han Zheng.

The announcement comes after the Communist Party National Congress, the biggest event in China’s political calendar, which is held every five years.

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