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China’s Xi right hand man, loyal and ‘firefighter’ gets elected as vice president

Xi Jinping was re-elected China’s president today for a second term (2018-2023) with the unanimous vote of the National People’s Assembly (ANP, Legislative) , in a plenary session in which one of his main allies, the former anti-corruption chief Wang Qishan, ascended to the vice presidency . On a day of gray skies and late snow in Beijing, Xi , 64 , confirmed his power , comparable only to the past Chinese communist leaders who had the founder of the regime Mao Zedong , to obtain the vote in favor of the 2 thousand 970 legislators present, without abstentions or ballots against . The members of the ANP, who also unanimously voted for…

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