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DW: China enters a new era as power centralizes around Xi  

Chinese President Xi Jinping cements his grip on power as parliament wraps up its legislative meetings. But Xi faces immense challenges in his third term. 

Chinese President Xi Jingping is cementing his power. After unanimously getting himself elected for an unprecedented third term on Friday, he has now installed another close confident in a key post; Li Qiang was elected by the National People’s Congress (NPC) this Saturday as China’s new premier. 

Li, best known as the enforcer of last year’s coronavirus lockdown in Shanghai, is believed to have earned Xi’s trust by sticking to the strict zero-COVID strategy despite months-long protests in China’s biggest city.  

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WNU Editor: China’s new premier will be Li Qiang (see video below). 

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Chinese President Xi Elected By The National People’s Congress For A Third Term  

China Focus: Xi Jinping unanimously elected Chinese president, PRC CMC chairman — Xinhua

Xi awarded 3rd term as China’s president, extending rule — AP

Xi clinches third term as China’s president amid host of challenges — Reuters 

Xi Jinping handed historic third term as China’s president — France 24

Xi Jinping officially begins norm-busting third term as president, tearing up modern China’s political rule book — ABC News Australia

Xi Jinping secures unprecedented third term as China’s president in ceremonial vote — CNN

China’s Xi sworn in for historic third term — Axios