Chinese President Xi Chosen as Delegate to CPC Congress; All set to get approval for rare third term – Times of India


BEIJING: China’s ruling Communist Party has set the ball rolling for President Xi Jinping’s rare third term as he was “unanimously elected” as a delegate to the party’s once-in-five-year congress set to be held in the coming months. It was widely expected that he would post a seal of approval for his continuation.
Xi, 68, was unanimously elected as a delegate of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the Guangxi Regional Congress on Friday, state Xinhua news agency reported.
Xi was nominated by the CPC Central Committee as a candidate to delegate to the 20th CPC National Congress, scheduled for the second half of 2022, the report said. The CPC Congress of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region took place on Thursday and Friday in the regional capital Nanning.
The congress, expected to be held in November, has apparently been speeded up as leaders got to work early in view of the complex and fluid national and international situation, beginning with a relapse of the COVID-19 virus in the country that saw Shanghai and the Russia-Ukraine war, in which Beijing was in the middle with mounting pressure from the US to break away from its closest ally Moscow, deepened.

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