China’s new leaders named

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China has revealed its new senior leadership committee, breaking with tradition by not including a clear successor to President Xi Jinping, the BBC reports.

The omission cements Mr Xi’s grip on China for the next five years, a day after his name and his teachings were written into the constitution.

But it raises questions over whether Mr Xi, 64, intends to rule beyond 2022.

Five new appointments were made to the seven-member Politburo Standing Committee, China’s most powerful body.

In the new line-up, Premier Li Keqiang, 62, is the only member to retain his position, apart from Mr Xi.

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