During Friday’s vote, Xi spoke with Prime Minister-designate Li Qiang, who will be confirmed on Saturday as China’s second-highest job, a role that puts the former Shanghai party chief in charge of the economy Chief and Xi allies.
Other Xi-approved officials will be elected or appointed to government positions by the end of this week, including vice premiers, central bank governors and Many other ministers and department heads.
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During the meeting on Friday, Xi Jinping and others on stage Dozens of top leaders did not wear masks, but so did everyone else in everyone’s auditorium.
A nationwide campaign against stifling everyday life and China ended its zero-COVID policy in December after highly unusual protests over economic containment measures.
A late virus appeared in China 34, then spread rapidly, infecting its population of 1.4 billion Most of the deaths, but authorities have yet to release a full tally of the deaths.
Parliament also elected Zhao Leji on Friday, , as members of Congress air and Han Zheng, , as the Vice President. Both are from the party group of the Politburo Standing Committee before Xi Jinping.