Why Xi Jinping used ‘Communist Party chief’ title instead of ‘president’ to direct Hong Kong’s Covid-control efforts, and what it means for ‘one country, two systems’

Feb 20, 2022 | INVESTING

President Xi Jinping is well recognised both at home and internationally as the most powerful Chinese leader since the late chairman Mao Zedong.In China’s political structure, Xi holds three titles: general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, as the ruling party’s chief; president of the People’s Republic of China, as the head of state; and chairman of the Central Military Commission, as commander-in-chief of the armed forces.There is usually some significance attached to which title he…

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