Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

3/14/2013 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Declaration means decade-long rule for Communist Party's leader

The leader of China's Communist Party, Xi Jinping has declared president of the world's most populous country after a vote at its parliamentary meeting in Beijing. Meeting in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, delegates voted 2952-to-1, with three abstentions, in balloting that amounts to a political ritual echoing the party leadership's decisions. The vote completed the communist nation's once-a-decade power handover.

Xi Jinping was named head of the Communist Party and chairman of its military, in positions of true power, last November in the once-a-decade handover to a new group of leaders that has been years in the making.

Xi Jinping was named head of the Communist Party and chairman of its military, in positions of true power, last November in the once-a-decade handover to a new group of leaders that has been years in the making.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/14/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: Xi Jinping, China, leader, election, reform, corruption


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Xi Jinping's elevation to the presidency this week gives him the last of the three titles held by his predecessor, Hu Jintao.

"Now I announce comrade Xi Jinping is selected as president of the People's Republic of China," Liu Yunshan, a top official of the ruling party, who chaired the electoral session at the National People's Congress, said.

Xi was named head of the Communist Party and chairman of its military, in positions of true power, last November in the once-a-decade handover to a new group of leaders that has been years in the making.

His party leadership is his real source of power. The title of head of state will increase his public role, such as trips overseas.

Xi has pledged to preserve the ruling party's supremacy, as well as vowing to improve livelihoods and implement economic reforms Since he took its top post in November, He also intends to address the pervasive corruption of the Chinese states, which has long been a thorn in the side of the public.

Xi rode into office on an "anti-corruption" platform and wasted no time in restructuring and putting curbs on extravagant spending by the party and government - the two are essentially the same. He streamlined the ministries right down to the point of slashing the budget for flowers on banquet tables.

And Xi has a dream. His "China dream" is for the party and country to get back to their roots. Unlike the American Dream, which is all about the individual, Xi's dream is all about the country as a whole.

Xi is being elected for a five-year term, but barring extraordinary events or death the 59-year-old will hold the position for a decade.

Xi is the son of one of China's most esteemed generals and known as a "princeling," the name given to relations of China's first generation of Communist leaders, who grew up immersed in the ruling party's upper echelons.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


© 2014 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for November 2014
Lonely people:
That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others.
Mentors of seminarians and religious: That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed mentors.



Comments


More Asia Pacific

China's icy heart? Has the Catholic Church warmed up the Asian superpower? Watch

Image of China has 12 million Catholics, but they are often split between support for the local state-run Church and the Vatican.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Relations between the Vatican and China have been frosty since the communist takeover in the 1950s, and the Holy See has found it very difficult to warm relations with the Asian superpower. But with an unprecedented proposal from China, all that could very well ... continue reading


Lessons not learned: 132 Indian women sterilized in five hours following tragedy Watch

Image of Senior officials in Ghuvara acknowledged that the family planning camp was organized by government authorities, but refused to speak on record.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The nation of India recently saw the deaths of 13 women, with as many as 50 women seriously injured after a hasty mass sterilization camp in Ghuvara in Chhatarpur district. Lessons were not learned, it appears, as another 132 women were reportedly operated upon ... continue reading


Two billion people drink water contaminated by feces Watch

Image of According to WHO, inadequate water supply and sanitation results in annual economic losses of $260 billion.

By Magdalena Mis, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Nearly two billion people use water contaminated by feces, posing a global health risk despite billions of dollars spent on sanitation, said a report published on Wednesday. LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in seven people, mostly poor and living in ... continue reading


Five million people expected in Goa, India to venerate St. Francis Xavier Watch

Image of The saint, who died in 1552, has his remains preserved in a glass-paneled silver casket and kept inside the 16th-century Basilica of Bom Jesu (Good Jesus).

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Five million people are expected to flood Goa, India in order to venerate the remains of 16th century Spanish missionary Francis Xavier. The remains will be on display for 40 days beginning this weekend.  LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In order to ... continue reading


PHOTO: Baby born with four arms, four legs in India called 'God's baby' Watch

Image of The family understands the excitement and interest in their newest member.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A baby boy born with four arms and four legs is drawing crowds to Baruipur, a city in India's eastern West Bengal State. The child has been called "God Boy" by his parents as he resembles a Hindu deity with multiple arms and legs.  LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


Eight reasons why North Korea's leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity Watch

Image of Kim Jong Un could face an international court, however the odds are very slim.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Telegraph has published a list of eight crimes for which North Korea and its leadership could be tried in international court. Although the odds of anyone from North Korea facing such justice are long, the world should be prepared because anything could happen in ... continue reading


Stripped naked, Indian woman forced to parade on donkey through village Watch

Image of Said woman was accused of killing her nephew, Vardi Singh, by his wife and relatives, and found guilty by a council of elders.

By Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

A woman in northern India was stripped naked and paraded through her village on a donkey after being accused of murdering her nephew, according to a BBC News report on Monday. LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The village council in Rajsamand district in ... continue reading


DEPTHS OF DEPRAVITY: Two U.S. men flee Thailand after allegedly shipping BABY PARTS overseas Watch

Image of According to officials, the two men's package included a severed baby's head and a child's left foot cut into three separate pieces.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It's too early for Christmas - but two American men are on the run after a grisly package that they allegedly shipped from Thailand made it back to the states. According to officials, the men's package included a severed baby's head and a child's left foot cut ... continue reading


One group fights to save the lives of thousands of newborns Watch

Image of In Nepal, superstition and suspicion is being fought with science in order to save the lives of thousands of babies.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An ongoing campaign in Nepal to cut down on the number of newborn deaths is being carried out by thousands of volunteers, aided by the U.S. Development Agency (USAID). LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Bhumisara Upadhyay is just one of these volunteers, who ... continue reading


Time to face the music! Priest who abused a 14-year-old girl extradited to the United States Watch

Image of Friar Joseph Jeyapaul, prior to his extradition to the U.S. for sexual abuse charges.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A Catholic priest was extradited to the United States from India in order to face sexual abuse charges from ten years ago. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Friar Joseph Jeyapaul, an Indian native, arrived in Minneapolis on November 17 after a New Delhi appeals court ... continue reading


All Asia Pacific News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Revelation 10:8-11
8 Then I heard the voice I had heard from heaven ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131
14 In the way of your instructions lies my joy, a joy ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 19:45-48
45 Then he went into the Temple and began driving out ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for November 21st, 2014 Image

St. Gelasius
November 21: St. Gelasius I, Pope (Feast day - November 21) Gelasius was born ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter