China's new president, Xi Jinping
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Leaders in Beijing name Xi Jinping as president of China

Leaders in Beijing have confirmed Xi Jinping as president, completing China's 10-yearly transition of power.

Mr Xi, appointed to the Communist Party's top post in November, replaces Hu Jintao, who is stepping down.

Xi Jinping was the only name on the ballot paper and only one delegate voted against him.

Damian Grammaticas reports.

  • 14 Mar 2013
  • From the section Asia
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