On Saturday 17th March, at the session of the XIII National People’s Congress, the highest legislative body in the People’s Republic of China, H. E. Xi Jinping was unanimously re-elected as President of the country, in addition to President of the Central Military Commission (CMC). Following his election, the President swore allegiance to the constitution at the Great Hall of the People, in the capital of the country, Beijing.
“I promise to be loyal to the country and the people, to be committed and honest in the execution of my duties, accept the supervision of the people and work to build a powerful modern socialist country which is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful”, affirmed the President in his speech, it being the first time that a Chinese President has sworn in on assuming the position.
Furthermore, during the session, Li Zhanshu, was elected President of the Permanent Committee of the XIII National People’s Congress, and Wang Qishan was elected Vice-President of the People’s Republic of China.
Another of the points during the meeting focussed on the reorganisation of the cabinet, in order that the Government is more efficient and more service-oriented. The plan will create an immigration administration, an agency to coordinate foreign aid, a unified regulator for banking and insurance, and the ministries for veterans, the management of emergencies, and natural resources, among others.
This reorganisation is part of a wider plan by the Communist Party of China (CPC) which aims to strengthen reforms to the party and State institutions.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea