Xi signs presidential order to appoint Li Qiang as premier

President Xi Jinping signed a presidential order to appoint Li Qiang as premier Saturday at the ongoing session of China’s national legislature.

On Friday Xi Jinping was unanimously elected president of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the PRC on Friday at the ongoing session of the 14th National People’s Congress.

Xi made a public pledge of allegiance to the Constitution at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing after the election.

Zhao Leji, a member of the Standing Committee the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, was elected chairman of the 14th National People’s Congress Standing Committee on Friday at the ongoing annual session of China’s national legislature.

Han Zheng, formerly China’s top-ranked vice-premier, was elected Chinese vice president on the same day at the annual session of the national legislature.

China’s national political advisors met on Friday afternoon to elect a new leadership for the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Wang Huning, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 20th CPC Central Committee, was elected chairman of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country’s top political advisory body.

Altogether 23 vice chairpersons and 299 standing committee members of the 14th CPPCC National Committee were also elected at the plenary meeting. Wang Dongfeng was elected secretary-general of the 14th CPPCC National Committee.

The CPPCC serves as an important mechanism for multiparty cooperation and political consultation led by the CPC.

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