December 10, 2023

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China: Xi Jinping’s third historic coronation

China cannot develop without the world, and the world needs China tooAnnounced as leader to the press, he also restored command of the Chinese army.

In a decade in power, Xi Jinping has raised the profile of the world’s second-largest economy and dramatically modernized the military to rival that of the United States.

We have created two miracles: rapid economic growth and long-term social stabilityHe was welcomed after being granted a third five-year term by the largely revamped Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Russian and North Korean leaders Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un sent him Warmest congratulations. The first said Was happy continues Constructive communication and close joint workSecond wish A bright 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 took to the platform with a sincere smile, hammer and sickle, followed by six other figures at the top of Chinese power, all relatives and friends.

Many foreign media like Wall Street Journal Or BBCThe press was not invited to the show.

Thank you For the whole party [sa] trustXi Jinping promised They struggle in practice of it works.

Although powers are almost centralized, the leader faces headwinds: the economy is in deep recession because of his politics. Zero covidThe competition has increased with criticism of the United States and international human rights.

20e Congress of CCP Saturday ended after a week of closed-door talks with the restoration of 65% of the members of the Central Committee, a kind of internal party parliament.

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A few women

Seven Chinese politicians stand on a stage in front of journalists filming with their cellphones.

From left to right, Chinese Communist Party stalwarts Li Xi, Cai Qi, Zhao Lezhi, Xi Jinping, Li Qiang, Wang Huning and Ding Zhuxiang.

Photo: Getty Images / Lintao Zhang

In their first meeting on Sunday morning, the 205 members of this parliament – including only 11 women – appointed 24 representatives of the political bureau, the decision-making body. CCP.

For the first time in 25 years, there are no women in it.

Women are underrepresented at the top of Chinese politicsSpecial newsletter mentioned Nikon China. Their proportion in the Central Committee fell from 5.4 to 4.9%.

China’s ruling party also appointed a new standing committee on Sunday.

Headed by its Secretary General, Xi Jinping, the committee is now exclusively made up of its closest allies.

Despite the chaotic management of control in the spring, Li Qiang, the party leader in Shanghai, should be the next premier. He will then replace the retiring Li Keqiang.

New Members of Standing Committee All of Xi’s men, he wants to rule beyond a third termSo after 2027, underscores Alfred Wu Muluan, an expert on Chinese politics at the National University of Singapore.

Xi Jinping’s grip

A break with the past, when categories CCP Fake compromises are made to distribute positions, of which Xi Jinping is a classic example: he emerged as the consensus candidate in 2012.

But Mr. Xi surprised everyone by eliminating his rivals, gradually concentrating all power on the party head and China, while cracking down on all dissent.

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By winning back the post of party secretary-general, Xi Jinping secured a third term as president next March.

To stay in power, he amended the constitution in 2018, limiting the term to 2 terms and a total of 10 years.

Xi Jinping’s reappointment is the result of an extreme concentration of his personal powerUnderlines toAFP A Chinese political scientist, on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject.

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

This decision A disaster for China And it harms the Communist Party, believes this genius, because it declares according to him Decline and stagnation World’s second largest economy.

Henry Gao, a law professor at the Singapore Management University, predicts that Xi will More conservative In domestic politics, however More radical During his next mandate internationally: he They try to confront the West.

At the end of its Congress, The CCP Confirmed again on Saturday central character By Xi Jinping.

Hu Jintao went outside

A surprising and mysterious scene marks the end of the Chinese Communist Party Congress. Former President Hu Jintao was ousted. The official version is that he is sick, but in the pictures he appears to be resisting. The excursion is highly symbolic of a supporter of reconciliation with the West, whether voluntary or forced. Melissa Francois reports, interview with former Canadian ambassador to China, Guy Saint-Jacques.

The only significant event in the highly choreographed ceremony: former President Hu Jintao was escorted out, journalistsAFP.

Employees forced him to get up from his seat next to Xi Jinping, 79, who served as China’s president from 2003 to 2013, against his will.

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Officials did not explain the unusual sighting, and they did not respond to requests for commentAFP.

Hu Jintao, New China Agency said in English Not good. He went Better Now, she wrote on Twitter, is blocked in China. However, no media in the country picked up this information.

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