Xi Jinping re-elected as General Secretary of Communist Party of China for record third term

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Xi Jinping re-elected

Chinese President Xi Jinping on 23 October 2022 was re-elected as the General Secretary of the ruling Communist Party of China for a record third five-year term. Only the founder of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)  Mao Zedong has been made the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party three times. He is the 7th General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party.

The 20th Chinese Communist Party Congress was held in Beijing from 16 -22 October 2022. It is held once every five years. The first National Congress was held in 1921.

According to the constitution of the People's Republic of China there is only one political party, the Communist Party of China in the country which is also the ruling party of China. The Communist Party Congress meeting elects the 25-member Political Bureau which picks the 7 Standing Committee members to govern the country.

Whoever is the General Secretary of the Communist party is the President of China also.

Xi was also named chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission (CMC), the overall high command of the Chinese military at the session.

People's Republic of China 

The People’s Republic of China was founded by Mao Zedong on 1 November 1949 after the communist forces defeated Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang (KMT) led by Chiang Kai-shek in the Chinese Civil War.

Later Chiang Kai-Shek fled to Formosa, now Taiwan and formed the Republic of China.

PRC is also called as Mainland China is the largest Asian country area wise and third largest in the world after Russia and Canada.

It is the second largest economy in the world after the United States of America.

It is the largest Exporting and Trading country (export+Import) in the world.

Capital: Beijing (It was earlier known as Peking) 

Currency: Renminbi (yuan)

President: Xi Jinping

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