China Reappoints Xi Jinping As President, Surprising Virtually No One

Xi also got a new vice president.
Posted at 9:35 AM, Mar 17, 2018

Surprising perhaps no one, China's legislature has unanimously voted to reappoint Xi Jinping as president.

This will be Xi's second five-year term. It would also normally be his last term, but last Sunday the National People's Congress removed a two-term limit on the presidency and vice presidency. 

Speaking of vice presidents, Xi got a new one named Wang Qishan — the former head of China's anti-corruption agency. 

The position is normally seen as ceremonial, but Xi is reshaping the politics of China, and some are speculating that Wang will have more power than his predecessors.