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Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 11:46
Chinese president Xi Jinping re-appointed with no term limits
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Xi Jinping has been reappointed as China's president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.

The National People's Congress, China's rubber-stamp legislature, also appointed close Xi ally Wang Qishan to the formerly ceremonial post of vice president.

Xi, 64, is considered the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong and last Sunday (Mar. 11) was given the right to continue in office indefinitely after the legislature scrapped term limits for the president and vice-president.

Chinese officials defended the move saying it would bring the presidency in-line with Xi's other two main positons of head of the ruling Communist Party and commander of the armed forces.

Critics say the move will likely lead to increased political repression and infighting among party factions.

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