Xi gets third term, elected Secretary General of CPC

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China keeps promoting building of human community with shared future: Xi; President Alvi. PM Shehbaz, Bilawal felicitate Chinese President

China’s President Xi Jinping has been elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) for third five-year term. This was announced at a press conference after the first plenary session of 20th Central Committee’s in Beijing.

The session, presided over by President Xi, was attended by 203 members of the 20th CPC Central Committee and 168 alternate members.

President Xi was also named chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission at the session. The members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee were also elected at the session that are Xi Jinping, Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi.

The session named the members of the Central Military Commission. The session approved the secretary, deputy secretaries and members of the Standing Committee of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection elected at the first plenary session of the 20th CCDI.

Later on addressing the news conference at Great Hall in Beijing, President Xi said China cannot develop without the world, and the world also needs China.

He said after more than 40 years of unflagging efforts towards reform and opening up, we have created two miracles – rapid economic development and long-term social stability.

Meanwhile, Xi Jinping expressed China’s commitment to further promoting the building of a human community with a shared future.

“We will work with peoples of all other countries to champion humanity’s shared values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom to safeguard global peace and promote global development, and keep promoting the building of a human community with a shared future,” Xi said when meeting the press at the Great Hall of the People.

Stressing that the world is grappling with unprecedented challenges, Xi said the CPC has consistently called on the people of the world to grasp and shape the future and destiny of humanity. “When all countries pursue the cause of common good, we can live in harmony, engage in cooperation for mutual benefit and join hands to create a brighter future for the world,” he added. President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have extended heartiest congratulations to the Chinese President Xi Jinping on his re-election as General Secretary of Communist Party of China.

In their tweets on Sunday, they paid glowing tribute to his sagacious stewardship and unwavering devotion for serving the people of China.The president Dr Arif Alvi on his Twitter handle, extended his heartiest congratulations to President Xi Jinping on his re-election as CPC General Secretary, and the best wishes for his health and happiness. Dr Arif Alvi said the Chinese President is a true friend of Pakistan and champion for All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership between Pakistan and China.

“He is a true friend of Pakistan and champion for All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership between Pakistan and China,” the president posted in a tweet.

In a tweet on Sunday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated President Xi Jinping on his re-election as General Secretary of Communist Party of China for the 3rd term.

He said it is a glowing tribute to his sagacious stewardship and unwavering devotion for serving the people of China. Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has also felicitated Chinese President Xi Jinping on being elected as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China for the third consecutive term.

In his message, he said that under the prudent leadership of President Xi Jinping, China is making unprecedented progress in every field. He said Pakistani people and leadership attach great importance to relations with China.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto also felicitated Chinese President Xi Jinping on his re-election as CPC General Secretary. He said it reflects enduring confidence of the Chinese nation in his sagacious leadership and befitting acknowledgement of his lifelong service to China.

Earlier, China’s Xi Jinping secured a precedent-breaking third leadership term on Sunday and introduced a new Politburo Standing Committee that is stacked with loyalists, cementing his place as the country’s most powerful ruler since Mao Zedong.

The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party elected Xi as its general secretary for another five-year term, Xinhua reported, tilting the country decisively back towards one-man rule after decades of power-sharing among its elite.

His anointment caps a week-long gathering of the Communist Party faithful in China’s capital during which high-ranking cadres endorsed his “core position” in the leadership and approved a sweeping reshuffle that saw several top officials step down. “I wish to thank the whole party sincerely for the trust you have placed in us,” Xi told journalists at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People after the closed-door vote was announced.

He promised to “work diligently in the performance of our duties to prove worthy of the great trust of our party and our people.” Xi was also reappointed head of China’s Central Military Commission.

The 69-year-old is now all but certain to sail through to a third term as China’s president, due to be formally announced during the government’s annual legislative sessions in March. After being re-elected as the general secretary of the CPC, Xi met with the press along with other newly-elected members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee including Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi.

In his address, Xi said that China will open its door wider to the rest of the world. He added that they will also deepen reforms and “opening up across the board.”

 

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