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Xi Jinping warns any attempt to split China is ‘doomed to fail’

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a fervently nationalistic closing speech to parliament, painting China as the rising global power. Mr Xi said “achieving total unity” was the “collective hope of all Chinese people” and any attempts to divide it were “doomed to fail”. The speech was a strong warning against any attempt at separatism from places like Taiwan and ...

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Chinese president Xi Jinping gets second term

China’s rubber-stamp parliament unanimously handed President Xi Jinping a second term Saturday and elevated his right-hand man to the vice presidency, giving him a strong ally to consolidate power and handle US trade threats. Xi’s reappointment by the Communist Party-controlled legislature was a foregone conclusion, but all eyes had been on whether his former anti-corruption enforcer, Wang Qishan, would become ...

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China approves ‘president for life’ change

China has approved the removal of term limits for its leader, in a move that effectively allows Xi Jinping to remain as president for life. The constitutional changes were passed by China’s annual sitting of the National People’s Congress on Sunday. The vote was widely regarded as a rubber-stamping exercise. Two delegates voted against the change and three abstained, out ...

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China proposes to let Xi Jinping extend presidency beyond 2023

Xi Jinping became Chinese president in 2013 and is currently due to step down in 202

China’s governing Communist Party has proposed removing a clause in the constitution which limits presidencies to two five-year terms. The move would allow the current President Xi Jinping to remain as leader after he is due to step down. There had been widespread speculation that Mr Xi would seek to extend his presidency beyond 2023. Party congress last year saw ...

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Xi Jinping makes China’s toilets a number two priority

When Mao Zedong was building up support to eventually conquer China he famously declared: “A revolution is not a dinner party.” And Chinese president Xi Jinping’s mission to “revolutionise” the country’s toilets is certainly a far cry from hors d’oeuvres. Xi has stressed the need to upgrade China’s toilets in order to build a more civilised society and improve the hygiene of ...

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Xi Jinping ‘most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong’

China’s Communist Party has voted to enshrine Xi Jinping’s ideology in its constitution, elevating him to the same level as founder Mao Zedong. The unanimous vote to incorporate “Xi Jinping Thought” happened at the end of the Communist Party congress, China’s most important political meeting. Mr Xi has steadily increased his grip on power since becoming leader in 2012. This ...

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Scientific Socialism still vital in 21st century – Chinese President

The Chinese President, Xi Jinping, has defended the country’s socialist system, saying, “scientific socialism is full of vitality in the 21st Century China: the banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics is now flying high and proud for all to see.” “It means that the path, theory, system and the culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics have kept developing, blazing a ...

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Don’t discard old NHIS cards – NHIA to subscribers

The public have been advised against throwing away their old National Health Insurance (NHIS) cards as it would be used alongside the new biometric card. Mr. Alexander Odoi Nartey, Deputy Chief Executive in-charge of Finance and Investment, National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) said the old cards were still valid and acceptable by any service provider until the five-year tenure expires. The ...

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