Thursday, March 14, 2013
DJ: Xi Jinping Named China President At National Congress
BEIJING--China's National People's Congress on Thursday voted to approve Communist party chief Xi Jinping as the country's new president.
The vote by China's rubber-stamp parliament is largely a formality, and the final step in a leadership transition process that started in November last year when Xi Jinping was named as Communist Party chief.
The NPC also voted to approve Li Yuanchao, formerly head of the party's powerful organization department and seen as a moderate reformer, as the country's vice president.
The congress also elected Zhang Dejiang, a member of the Communist Party's ruling Politburo Standing Committee, as its chairman.