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China's new leadership (DIEEEO92-2012)

In November 15th 2012, China’s Communist Party completed its most important transfer of power in more than six decades of rule. The party’s 18th National Congress culminated when it unveiled a new leadership headed by Xi Jimping, the son of a revolutionary leader and economic reformer, who will face the task of guiding China to a more sustainable model of growth and managing the country’s geopolitical role as a global power.
After a confirmation vote by the party’s new Central Committee, Mr. Xi, 59, accompanied by six other party officials will form the Politburo Standing Committee, the elite group that makes crucial decisions on the economy, defence, foreign policy and other major issues.
The departing party chief, Hu Jintao, 69, also turned over the post of civilian chairman of the military to Mr. Xi, which made this transition the first time since 1976 that a Chinese leader had taken office as head of the party and the military at the same time. That gives Mr. Xi a stronger base from which to consolidate his power.

Author: Georgina Higueras y Rumbao


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