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China enshrines 'Xi Jinping Thought', cementing his power ahead of 2nd term

His Belt and Road initiative to build infrastructure linking China with its neighbours is also included in constitution

The move puts Mr Xi in the same company as Mao. China's blue chip shares climbed to a 26-month high on Tuesday, led by infrastructure and property stocks, as Mr Xi wrapped up the congress.


CHINA'S ruling Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping's political thought into its constitution on Tuesday, putting him in the same company as the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, and cementing his power ahead of a second five-year term.

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