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2012 Nov 15

Xi Jinping


On November 15, 2012, Xi Jinping took on the role of General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, which are considered to be the two most powerful positions in China. One month later, on March 14, 2013, he became the 7th President of China. Additionally, in March 2013, Li Keqiang was appointed as the Premier of China. In October 2022, Xi Jinping was re-elected as the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party for a third term, breaking the precedent set by Mao Zedong's death and becoming the paramount leader of China.

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Last Updated: : Tue Jan 24 2023