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China: Third Historic Coronation of Xi Jinping

China cannot develop without the world, as the world needs Chinaannounced to the press the commander, and also renewed the leadership of the Chinese army.

During his decade in power, Xi Jinping consolidated the world’s second-largest economy and dramatically modernized the military to rival the United States.

We have created two miracles: rapid economic development and long-term social stabilityWelcomed, having been given a third five-year term by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) largely revamped.

Russian and Northern leaders Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un sent him congratulations. first said pleased continue Constructive dialogue and close joint workThe second is willing A brighter future Bilateral relations between Beijing and Pyongyang.

Xi Jinping

Photo: Getty Images / Lintao Zhang

At the People’s Palace in Beijing, the 69-year-old leader with a silent smile arrived at the hammer and sickle-topped podium, followed by six other men appointed to the pinnacle of Chinese power, all relatives and allies.

Many foreign media, such as Wall Street Magazine or the BBCwere not invited to this presentation to the press.

to thank The whole party [sa] trustXi Jinping promised Hard work to achieve to her Tasks.

Despite the almost complete concentration of the authorities, the leader faces headwinds: an economy in sharp slowdown due to his politics zero covidThe rivalry with the United States and international criticism of human rights escalated.

the 20e conspiracy CCP And it ended, Saturday, after a week of secret deliberations, with the renewal of 65% of the members of the Central Committee, a kind of internal party parliament.

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few women

Seven Chinese politicians stand on stage in front of journalists, who photograph them with their mobile phones.

From left to right, CPC strongmen: Li Xi, Cai Qi, Zhao Leji, Xi Jinping, Li Qiang, Wang Huning and Ding Xuexiang.

Photo: Getty Images / Lintao Zhang

During their first meeting on Sunday morning, the 205 members of Parliament – including just 11 women – appointed 24 representatives of the Politburo, the parliament’s decision-making body. CCP.

This, for the first time in 25 years, has no women.

Women are still severely underrepresented at the top of Chinese politicsnotes the specialized newsletter China Nikkan. Indeed, their percentage decreased from 5.4 to 4.9% within the Central Committee.

The latter also on Sunday appointed the party’s new Standing Committee, the body that holds all power in China.

Led by its general secretary, Xi Jinping, the committee is now made up exclusively of its close allies.

A priori, Li Qiang, the party leader in Shanghai, should be the next prime minister, despite the chaotic management of containment in the spring. Then he will succeed Li Keqiang who will retire.

New members of the Standing Committee They are all Xi’s men, which shows that he wants to rule after a third termAfter 2027, confirms Alfred Wu Mulwan, an expert on Chinese politics at the National University of Singapore.

Xi Jinping’s fist

Break with the past, when the factions CCP Forged concessions to allocate positions, of which Xi Jinping is a prime example: he arrived as a consensus candidate in 2012.

But Mr. Xi then surprised everyone by eliminating his rivals to gradually focus all the forces at the head of the Party and China, while cracking down hard on all opponents.

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By winning the post of party general secretary again, Xi Jinping secures a third presidential term next March.

To stay in power, he amended the constitution in 2018 that limited the position to two terms and a total term of 10 years.

Xi Jinping’s reset is the result of an intense concentration of his personal powerunderline forFrance Press agency A Chinese political scientist, on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the topic.

And he doesn’t No doubt Mr. Xi is now seeking to stay in power for life.

This decision disastrous for China And it harms the Communist Party, this intellectual believes, because it declares, according to him decline and stagnation The second largest economy in the world.

Henry Zhao, Professor of Law at Singapore Management University, expects Shi more conservative In domestic politics, but more radical internationally during his next term: He He will try to face the West.

At the end of her conference, a CCP They returned on Saturday central role by Xi Jinping.

Take Hu Jintao out

A sudden and mysterious spectacle marked the end of the CPC Congress. Former President Hu Jintao was dismissed. The official version is that he was sick, but in the pictures he appears to be resisting. Whether voluntary or forced, the pacifist’s outing with the West is highly symbolic. Reporting from Melissa Francois, followed by an interview with former Canadian Ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques.

The only significant incident occurred during a highly choreographed celebration: former President Hu Jintao was escorted abroad, and journalists fromFrance Press agency.

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Apparently against his will, the 79-year-old, who served as China’s president from 2003 to 2013, was pressured by staff to stand up from his seat next to Xi Jinping.

This very unusual scene was not explained by the authorities, who did not respond to requests fromFrance Press agency.

New China News Agency in English reported that Hu Jintao I didn’t feel well. he goes Much better Now, she wrote on Twitter, Banned in China. However, no media in the country has adopted this information.