Ruling China Communist Party Officially Names Xi Leader

Xi Jinping, China’s most powerful leader in decades, on Sunday was officially named leader of the country's ruling Communist Party.

  • In advance of officially being named, Xi Jinping has promoted allies who support his plan for tighter control over the county and its struggling economy.
  • China has the world’s second-largest economy, behind only the U.S.
  • Xi is China’s most powerful leader in decades.
  • He came into power in 2012 and on Sunday awarded a third, five-year term as general secretary, breaking tradition in which his predecessor left after 10 years.
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