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China Communist Party enshrines Xi in constitution

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party on Tuesday approved an amendment to its constitution directly mentioning Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name and his “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristcs for a New Era”. No other leader has had an eponymous ideology included in the document while in office since Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China. Late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping’s name was added after his death in 1997.

(Reporting by Michael Martina; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Neil Fullick)
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