China elects Xi Jinping as new president in 12th NPC

14 March 2013 06:37  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--The Chinese government officially elected Xi Jinping as Chinese president in the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) on Thursday.

Xi was also elected as chairman of the Central Military Commission of China, which means that Xi will become China’s top leader in next 10 years.

Meanwhile, Li Yuanchao was elected vice president of China in the NPC.

The 12th NPC is held in Beijing on 5-17 March.

By: Viola Pan
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