China's Communist Party adds Xi's name to its charter

ANI | Updated: Oct 24, 2017 12:22 IST

Beijing [China], Oct. 24 (ANI): China's ruling Communist Party has added President Xi Jinping's name to its constitution, confirming his status to be at par with founder Mao Zedong.

The Communist Party unanimously approved the amendment to its constitution at the end of its crucial once-in-five-years meet, paving the way to write "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristcs for a New Era".

Xi is the first leader after Mao Zedong to have his ideology included in the document.

Deng Xiaoping, another tall leader of the Communist country, had his name added after his death in 1997.

The party's new Central Committee is now expected to decide the names to be included in the high-level Politburo. (ANI)

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