A new line-up of top Chinese leaders took the stage on Thursday, 15th November, 2012 in one of the world’s most important power transitions, taking the helm of the ruling party of the world’s second-largest economy and the most populous country.
Xi Jinping was sworn in as general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), leading the seven-seat Political Bureau Standing Committee.
The other six members of the top leadership of the Party’s central leading organ are Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli.
They were elected at the first plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee following the CPC’s 18th National Congress.
In addition to the seven Standing Committee members, the Political Bureau has another 18 members. Among them, Liu Yandong, Li Yuanchao and Wang Yang are serving their second term in the central leading organ.
Their experience and education backgrounds will help push China towards greater progress.