China’s Political Discourse March 2023: The People’s Choice for a Global Shared Destiny
By China Media Project
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Focus Topic: The People’s Choice for a Global Shared Destiny
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The major event in Chinese politics in March 2023 was the formal start of the third-term presidency of Xi Jinping — an event that was completely unsurprising, and yet still deeply significant. The Fourteenth National People's Congress (NPC), which completed the leadership transition outlined at the 20th National Congress in October last year, putting in place a government stacked with hand-picked Xi loyalists, was capped on March 10 with the rubber-stamping of Xi’s presidency. The margin: a resounding 2,952 to 0.