The formal confirmation of his immense political power came at the end of the Communist Party’s Congress, which occurs once every five years.
Xi Jinping is officially the most influential Chinese ruler since Mao Zedong, the founder of the People’s Republic of China.
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More than 2,000 delegates unanimously agreed his concept of “socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new Era“, meaning that now it will be taught to all China’s school children, students, and factory workers.
A section subheaded “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” will now be included in the document.
Although other party leaders have had their doctrines enshrined in the constitution, only Mao Zedong has had a “thought” section dedicated to him.
This makes Xi Jinping the second ruler to be honored with his own section in the constitution.
The decision comes after a Xi Jinping’s three-hour speech that marked the Congress’ opening. The Chinese leader made multiple references to “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics,” adding that the nation should “take center stage” and offer new choices for the world with its socialism.