President Xi Jinping secures historic third term as Communist Party chief and promotes loyalists to inner circle.
Xi Jinping is now the most powerful leader since Mao Zedong founded the People’s Republic of China in 1949.
He’s secured an unprecedented third term as Communist Party leader and cemented his grip on power by appointing six close allies to the Politburo’s Standing Committee, the government’s senior leadership team.
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Presenter: Nick Clark
Einar Tangen – senior fellow, Taihe Institute
Marco Vicenzino – global strategy adviser
Stefan Aust – editor-at-large, Welt N24 Group, and co-author of Xi Jinping: The Most Powerful Man in the World