BEIJING, March 13 (PTI) — Chinese President Xi Jinping, who began his unprecedented third five-year term as president and commander-in-chief of the army on Monday, called for upholding the leadership of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) he heads .
Xi Jinping emphasized at the closing ceremony of the annual session of the National People’s Congress that upholding the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the centralized and unified leadership of the Party Central Committee are the main decision-making organs of the Party.
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Xi, 69, is seen as the “core leader” of the party, just as the party’s founder, Mao Zedong, was rubber-stamped last week by parliament as president and top commander of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the Chinese military.
He was elected as the head of the CPC for an unprecedented third term in October last year, the only leader to have more than two five-year terms after Mao.
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He is the only leader to serve a third five-year term, while all his predecessors retired after two five-year terms.
In his closing speech at the closing session of the National People’s Congress attended by some 3,000 lawmakers, Xi said it was important to remain vigilant and determined to tackle the unique challenges facing a party as large as the Chinese Communist Party.
According to the state-run Xinhua news agency, he stressed the importance of always having the courage to carry out self-reform, continue to strictly enforce party discipline and crack down on corruption.
We must always maintain the unity and unity of the party, ensure that the Chinese Communist Party does not change its nature, belief, and nature, and provide a firm guarantee for building a modern socialist country and realizing the great rejuvenation of the nation.
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